The Last Thing He Wanted: Not Great
The Last Thing He Wanted
Directed by Dee Rees
Written by Marco Villalobos, Dee Rees
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:
- Lost Girls
- Broadcast News
*Or perhaps I didn’t catch the things I was supposed to catch.
- Would you be interested in other films that portray women journalists?
- Where do you think this film got off track?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Ben Affleck replaced Nicolas Cage.
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