Monday, June 18, 2012

Last Night (1998)

Number Rolled: 97
Movie Name/Year: Last Night (1998)
Tagline: It's your last night on Earth. Go out in style.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Length: 95 minutes
Rating: R
Production Company: Rhombus Media, Telefilm Canada, La Sept-Arte, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Haut et Court, Canada Television and Cable Production Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Cineplex
Producer: Caroline Benjo, Joseph Boccia, Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron, Jennifer Jonas, Sheena Macdonald, Carole Scotta, Barbara Willis Sweete, Larry Weinstein, Nathan Lafionatis
Director: Don McKellar
Writer: Don McKellar
Actors: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell, Sarah Polley, Trent McMullen, Charmion King, Jessica Booker, David Cronenberg, Tracy Wright, Genevieve Bujold, Callum Keith Rennie, Karen Glave

Blurb from Netflix: A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

I found this movie very difficult to get into. It felt like the first half hour of the movie was just people talking about nothing.

Last Night is an apocalypse movie… but you don’t actually really get exposed to that until the middle.

Since the movie came out in 1998 I can only imagine that it was inspired by the supposed looming 'apocalypse' in 2000 – though the movie never really said WHAT was bringing the world to the end. (My guess would be the sun exploding, but that’s just me.)

You get to see – through this movie – what a group of different people have decided to do with their last six hours on earth. The rules have changed and there’s no right or wrong anymore.

As you can guess, there is a lot of sex (shown and implied), a lot of pillaging, and pretty much everything else an apocalypse might trigger in humanity.

It’s… ok. Not much more or less just… ok. Just on the border of imaginative.

Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 85%
Metascore - 65/100
Metacritic User Score – 8.4/10

IMDB Score – 7.3/10

Trust the Dice: Selina's Rating – 2.5/5

Movie Trailer

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