Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman
(Rain Man) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) reunite
in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful romance that celebrates new
beginnings—at any age. The film is directed and written by
Joel Hopkins (Jump Tomorrow).
New Yorker Harvey Shine
(Dustin Hoffman) is on the verge of losing his dead-end job
as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss (Richard Schiff) that
he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to
London for a weekend to attend his daughter’s (Liane Balaban)
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 (James Brolin) 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 (Emma Thompson), 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 (Eileen Atkins), is touched by
Harvey, who finds himself energized by her intelligence and
The growing connection between the pair inspires both as
they unexpectedly transform one another’s lives.
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