The Last Thing He Wanted: Not Great

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Anne Hathaway and Rosie Perez in The Last Thing He Wanted

The Last Thing He Wanted

Directed by Dee Rees
Written by Marco Villalobos, Dee Rees

The review:

This was the kind of subpar movie where even analyzing what went wrong didn’t make it more fun. I think ultimately, not enough was revealed to the viewer to hook them in* and what results is 110 minutes of not-quite getting it and 5 minutes at the end where things are revealed. I also found the terse speech patterns of Anne Hathaway’s character to detract from, rather than add to, the film.

The verdict: Skip

Cost: Netflix monthly fee $8.99
Where watched: at home

Consider watching instead:

Further sentences:

*Or perhaps I didn’t catch the things I was supposed to catch.


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Favorite IMDB trivia item:

Ben Affleck replaced Nicolas Cage.

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  • Allie

    Oof, this does not sound good at all! I think I’ll avoid, thanks for the warning!

  • Boyfriend Matt

    I was only half-watching, but I found it gripping at times.

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