The last word

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Fri 1, Mon 4 & Wed 6 Sep

 

 

Director: Mark Pellington. Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche. USA 2017. 108 mins

America’s national treasure, Shirley MacLaine, is glorious as sharp-tongued retired businesswoman Harriet, who clearly enjoys bossing friends and hirelings around in her comfortable suburban mansion. But a chance glance through the local obituaries column triggers concerns about how her demise will be recorded, so she marches into the editor’s office and demands that his obit writer, Anne (Seyfried, Mamma Mia!), does the groundwork under her direction. Unfortunately, Harriet proves unpopular with those she’s brushed with during her eventful life, and Anne’s initial attempts to cast her in a warm glow prove both fruitless and hugely funny. As Harriet’s journey to redress the balance unfolds, the two women form a unique bond that alters both Harriet’s legacy and Anne’s future.ry.

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated for the CINEMA OF THE YEAR Award 2016!