Mr. Morgan's Last Love

Mr. Morgan's Last Love

Mr. Morgan's Last Love

Feel-good adaptation of French novel La Douceur Assassine that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an American widower living in Paris (Michael Caine) and a young French dance instructor (In Bruges's Clémence Poésy).

When the wife of Princeton philosophy professor Matthew Morgan (Caine) passes away, he retires to Paris and contemplates suicide. There he meets the disarming Pauline (Poésy) on a bus, whose sunny disposition slowly transforms his dark outlook on life. After he is hospitalised, Matthew also seeks to reconnect with estranged son and daughter, played by Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), and put the demons of his past to rest.

2013Rating: M, Mature themes and infrequent coarse language116 minsGermany, Belgium, USA, FranceEnglish and French with English subtitles.
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Sticks to a flaccid middle ground lacking any real drama or pathos.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck’s drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it’s been dosed with Xanax.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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This dull, dawdling film... eventually succumbs to sentimentality.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Hardly presents itself as a challenging picture, tugging as it does at the heartstrings with gentle persistence, but at its best moments, it is a sweetly considered one.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The main problem is a structural one, as it is really two films in one.

0

I liked this film a lot. Yes, it has many flaws but none of them really bothered me as most were mere details and did not take away from the essence of the film. What got me was the universal themes: the grief, the human connections, the ache and the longing ... the complexity of relationship, be it friends, family or lover. This film will definitely find...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Sticks to a flaccid middle ground lacking any real drama or pathos.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck’s drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it’s been dosed with Xanax.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This dull, dawdling film... eventually succumbs to sentimentality.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Hardly presents itself as a challenging picture, tugging as it does at the heartstrings with gentle persistence, but at its best moments, it is a sweetly considered one.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The main problem is a structural one, as it is really two films in one.

0

I liked this film a lot. Yes, it has many flaws but none of them really bothered me as most were mere details and did not take away from the essence of the film. What got me was the universal themes: the grief, the human connections, the ache and the longing ... the complexity of relationship, be it friends, family or lover. This film will definitely...

4.0
0