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Last Chance Harvey

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Laurie Sparham

Synopsis

New Yorker Harvey Shine is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter's wedding but promises to be back on Monday morning to make an important meeting - or else. 

Harvey arrives in London only to learn his daughter has chosen to have her stepfather walk her down the aisle instead of him. Doing his best to hide his devastation, he leaves the wedding before the reception in hopes of getting to the airport on time, but misses his plane anyway. When he calls his boss to explain, he is fired on the spot.

Drowning his sorrows at the airport bar, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate, a slightly prickly, 40-something employee of the Office of National Statistics. Kate, whose life is limited to work, the occasional humiliating blind date and endless phone calls from her smothering mother, is touched by Harvey, who finds himself energised by her intelligence and compassion. The growing connection between the pair inspires both as they unexpectedly transform one another’s lives.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Director
Joel Hopkins
Producer
Jawal Nga
Co-Producer
Jawal Nga
Editor
Robin Sales
Screenwriter
Joel Hopkins
Director of Photography
John De Borman
Production Designer
Jon Henson
Sound
Mark Holding
Principal Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Eileen Atkins, Richard Schiff, Liane Balaban

Genre

Sales
Company

Paramount Vantage International
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