Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dreaming of France -- Last Love Movie Review

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
I first heard about this movie when they were calling it Mr. Morgan's Last Love. I learned about it on Sim's blog Chapter 1 - Take 1. Apparently, somewhere along the line, they changed the title to Last Love. It stars Michael Caine and Clemence Poesy (Fleur de la Coeur from the Harry Potter movies).
Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) is an American widower living in Paris who can't get over the death of his wife (Jane Alexander) three years before. He rarely goes out of his apartment. He's given up.
One day on the bus, he meets Pauline (Poesy) and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Pauline reminds Morgan of his wife when she was young. Morgan reminds Pauline of her father who died. The expectations are a little off.
After Morgan tries to kill himself, his adult children show up in Paris and assume that Pauline is after his money.
I love the scenery and the feel of France throughout the movie.
This movie is in English, but from the ending feels more French than American. Some of you know my feeling that French comedies are often more tragic than funny.
I'll say that the ending is sad but hopeful.
Here's the trailer.


Esme said...

Thank you for this. I am going to add it to my list of French movies to watch.

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Hi Paulita,

Like Esmee, I'll add this to my list of movies to watch. I've been enjoying French movies with subtitles over the holiday, such as Les Choristes, Hors de prix, and Intouchables. Speaking of, I probably should write my own movie reviews! :)

This I believe is my first comment for your page this new year, so let me wish you and your family a happy and prosperous 2014!


Jacqueline Brown said...

Hi Paulita, thanks for the invite. The film looks good, I've added it to my wish list!

Louise said...

I remember Sim talking about this one- I can't wait to see it, but it seems to have been such a long time coming. It seems I'll have to wait even longer for an Australian release date- but while checking for that I found that this is based on a book- La Douceur Assassine by Francoise Dorner- it doesn't seem to be available in English sadly.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Thanks Paulita , I am going to watch this ,especially as OUR very own Michael Caine is in it. Thanks for the review.

Leovi said...

Wonderful movie, I like Michael Caine acts!

Sim Carter said...

Well I don't know how I missed this! Thanks Paulita, I'm looking forward to visiting France this afternoon.

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