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Review: 'Last Love' Starring Michael Caine Marred By Cliché, Convenience & Melodrama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 7:07 PM
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Last Love
A widowed, elderly man living in Paris meets a lovely young dance instructor... what will happen next? Well, not what you're thinking. At least early on, writer/director Sandra Nettelbeck's "Last Love" is actually fairly refreshing. It's the kind of intimate drama that's becoming rarer, one that doesn't hurry to meet plot points, but instead invests time in character and setting, so that at least for a little while, the audience falls into the world of the movie like wearing an old sweater. But that mood only lasts so long and unfortunately for all of Nettelbeck's smart choices early on, she can't navigate out of them, and by time the third act arrives, the film turns harshly toward cliché, convenience and melodrama to disastrous effect.

Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy & Gillian Anderson Star In 'Mr. Morgan's Last Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2011 6:11 PM
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It looks like Michael Caine is taking some time between helping out Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises" and hanging with magicians in "Now You See Me" to soak up some French culture.

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