Release Date: November 8th, 2019
MPA Rating: PG-13 (for language and sexual content)
Runtime: 1 hr 42 min
Directed By: Paul Feig
Written By: Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, Patti LuPone, and Lydia Leonard
Last Christmas, is about a young lady named Kate (Emilia Clarke), who has alienated most of her friends, and is seeking to land a singing gig. She lays her head at her remaining friends homes while this is going on. Kate also works in a Christmas store where she can be seen wearing a cute elf costume. Added to this, she is being pressured by her mother, Petra (Emma Thompson) to move back home.
While at work one day, Kate notices a man out front of the store, looking up at a bird on a ledge. When she goes out to get a better look, the man, Tom (Henry Golding), asks her to go for a walk with him. She quickly shoots him down, and the meeting ends.
Not one to be dismissed easily, Tom continues to show up outside the store, and Kate eventually takes him up on his offer. Tom begins to point out the faults she has, and encourages her to live a more full life. Eventually, a romance brews, but at a slow pace because of Tom. This forces Kate to re-examine her life decisions and change her behavior.
The ending is a bit unexpected, and you will have to watch the movie to find out.
Last Christmas is a light-hearted romantic comedy that appeals to a certain crowd. It’s for couples or people who enjoy holiday movies which focus on love and relationships during the festive season.
Nothing special happens in the film, and most of it is predictable. The performances were ok, and the London scenery added to the direction the movie was taking.
Personally, these types of movies are not for me, but if you are one of those people who enjoy what I just described, than buy your ticket now. The rest of us, can stay home and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, for the hundredth time.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars