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The Last Station Review

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment

My rating 5 Stars
The Last Station was wonderful. What a movie! From the moment it starts it grips you firmly and never lets you go until moments after the credits have come and gone. The film is an emotional rollercoaster with flawless acting, great writing and a true emotionally charged story that I loved from start to finish!

Ironically, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to this film. If you have been following my reviews you know that I am not a big admirer of period films. I also had heard some negative reviews from other critics. The film was also one of those considered for best picture for the 2010 Academy Awards, but if you follow the Oscars you’d know that the movie wasn’t nominated for many Oscars other than Christopher Plummer’s performance which was superb! So because of the Academy overlooking this film it made me pre-judge it which is something that I really need to stop doing.

Every single actor in the film was outstanding, but I especially loved the performances by both Helen Mirren and Christopher, especially when they interacted with one another. Their relationship, their interesting relationship came through loud clearly through their performance, their words and their demeanor and I loved every single moment they were on screen. There was no doubt in my mind that they loved each other and there was no doubt in my mind that they couldn’t stand each other. I know those two are incredible actors, but this performance was just exceptional even for them. It made me wonder what the Academy was smoking by nominating neither Helen nor Paul Giamatti who was also fabulous in his role.

The Last Station is one of those movies was a real pleasure to watch, especially if you enjoy great acting. It is 2009’s Doubt in my opinion in every possible sense; it is truly an amazing film!

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