The Last Word

The Last Word

DVD - 2009
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Evan is a professional author of suicide notes. He meets with his clients, gets a sense of what they want, then asks them to keep a journal of their thoughts for a few weeks. Then Evan produces a poetic, client-customized suicide note. When Evan attends the funeral of a client, his sister Charlotte follows him out of the service and asks him if he was a friend of her brother's. Evan lies, stating that he went to Cornell with him. Soon he and Charlotte are dating. Trouble ensues when Evan eats dinner at Charlotte's house with the whole surviving family firing questions at him. Meanwhile, Evan's newest client, Abel, is an acerbic misanthrope who has a death wish. The two develop an unlikely bond. There are some extremely touching exchanges between the two as they work on Abel's farewell. Things get complicated between Evan and Charlotte since he has to go to increasingly absurd lengths to conceal his true occupation and the real reason that he knew her brother.
Publisher: Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LAST
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008

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neonkc
Apr 10, 2013

not good

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suewells
Dec 07, 2010

yadayada

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CalicoJack
Aug 20, 2010

This quirky, talky film deserves credit for dramatizing how a person can switch from a destructive to a constructive response to past adversity. I liked Ray Romano in it (& I usually don't.)

nadian Jan 02, 2010

If you read the summary of this film it may seem to an incredibly depressing subject matter. It's true the film is not uplifting however it is quite funny in many parts with some great one-liners by Ray Romano's character. The ending is perfect!

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joseph
Jul 19, 2009

Skip It – The Last Word (2008) 90 min. Touted as a romantic comedy; there’s nothing romantic or comedic about a guy whose job entails writing notes for persons intending to commit suicide. I found the subject matter distasteful and fails to illustrate the error in this vocation; not to mention that the film moves at a pace reminiscent of paint drying. Ray Romano is completely miscast as a man suffering to the point of hopelessness.

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nadian Jan 02, 2010

That's your stress therapy, scaring babies?
Well I also do breathing exercises.

nadian Jan 02, 2010

Get her some flowers and buy her a puppy. Chicks love puppies, man. I'm telling you. They're like heroine with fur.

nadian Jan 02, 2010

I cheated on my wife with her therapist. I'm not smart.

nadian Jan 02, 2010

So now they want me to start over and write some hack Mozart crap so the customers can smarten up and answer their own tech support questions while they're on hold.

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nadian Jan 02, 2010

Violence: One scene of violence, verbal description of abuse, suggested suicide off screen.

nadian Jan 02, 2010

Coarse Language: Adult language used frequently throughout film. Subject matter is not suitable for children.

nadian Jan 02, 2010

Sexual Content: Sexual language and suggested sex off screen

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nadian Jan 02, 2010

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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