If you’re looking for a fun romance to watch on a date, Last Night is not it. The film is an intimate look at a relationship that is falling apart and how we don’t always marry the person we’re meant to be with.
What’s it about? A marriage is tested when the wife (Keira Knightley) runs into an old boyfriend (Guillaume Canet) the same night her husband (Sam Worthington) goes on a business trip with a work crush (Eva Mendes).
What’s it really about? There are people we can’t shake. No matter where we are or who we’re with, our mind will always wander back to them.
- You’re looking for an anti-romance film that talks candidly about the messy bits of relationships. By consequence, this film is not suitable for a date night
- You’ve ever found yourself curious about an ex while in a committed relationship with someone new
- You enjoy films that rely heavily on dialogue. Not much actually happens in this film and yet so many things are going on
- You like films like Closer, or tv series like The Affair that deal with the topic of cheating in a manner that shows that it isn’t as black and white as it may seem. Last Night will make you question whether sleeping with somebody else really is the ultimate form of betrayal or whether keeping the fact that you’re still in love with someone else may actually be a worse offence
Most memorable quote:
Joanna: “What I wouldn’t have given to have tired of you”
Most memorable scene *************************SPOILER*********************
The last scene between Joanna and Alex is utterly heartbreaking because it really does feel like their final goodbye, despite the fact that they still love each other so much.
Where can I watch? Last Night is available for streaming on Amazon, Maxdome, iTunes, YouTube and Netflix.
Last Night (2010): Written and directed by Massy Tadjedin; running-time 1h 33mins.; starring Keira Knightley (Atonement), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Eva Mendes (Hitch), Guillaume Canet (The Beach).