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The Last Word (2017)

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Mark Pellington

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About the Movie

In The Last Word, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne's future.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 33
  • Rotten: 56
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Beyond the contrivance and a gimmicky story that not only would never happen but would never happen in the way it happens here, there are positive aspects to "The Last Word." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 10, 2017

Rotten: Treacly and bromidic ... – Peter Keough, Boston Globe, Mar 9, 2017

Rotten: Totally unconvincing, contrived, and phony as one of those reducing creams that promise to eliminate varicose veins but only give you hives. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Mar 8, 2017

Fresh: A bracingly cynical set-up is slightly betrayed by a treacly ending, but redeemed by the cast, especially the watchable Seyfried and MacLaine, who has the same glint in her eyes that she had in 1960 in The Apartment. – Ed Potton, Times (UK), Jul 11, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Critics Are Just Wrong

I will keept this simple. The Critics just have got this one wrong. This movie was so enjoyable, funny and touching. Maclaine was perfect for this role. Well worth watching more than once.

Predictable until you realize it's

art imitating the amazing life of Shirley MacLaine.

The critics just couldn't get past the predictable plot to witness the rich character development of this movie. It's as if they couldn't appreciate nor enjoy the fantastic soundtrack that left viewers grooving for more.

Pity these critics because they couldn't get past the "predictable" in order to watch a legend show us once again, her signature craft that stands apart from most of the men of her era and [almost] all actors of this era!

Seriously, people. It's Shirley (F-BOMB) MacLaine. Watch this

Oh and by the way, most movies are predictable. Duh. But most movies don't have great soundtracks, most movies lack signature craft and not all movies leave viewers with s good message. So skip the critics reviews and enjoy the watch.

worth investing your time watching this

I loved it, I cried, I laughed, I felt deeply and I really enjoyed it

The Last Word (2017)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2017

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