Saw it…last night, andddddd, I sat there afterwards a bit depressed by the whole thing. I realized that when I go the movies, I pay to be taken out of my ordinary everyday life, not to reaffirm life’s banalities and realities – no matter how cute the actors/actresses are.

Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet — they’re handsome folk, but it wasn’t enough to deliver me that escape I paid for. Instead, its weak story and ordinary exchanges just left me uninspired. A fighting couple, suspicions, temptations, manipulations, well I see it happening and experience these things often enough that I wonder why Massy Tadjedin thought it would be worth putting people (read me) through another two hours of it?

On top of that, after a night of cheating on each other, the main couple (Knightley, Worthington) find themselves face to face in their apartment only for the film to abruptly end without showing how things reconcile themselves. Hmmmm, seems just plain lazy on the part of Tadjedin. It’s when the situation gets hard that things get interesting, when you have to deal with your mind and emotions like guilt, fear, and sadness – not when you think  with your genitals and simply follow the whims of your animal instincts.

So my conclusions are: Don’t waste your money like I did, and read a good book with better developed characters. A good book will probably be more entertaining and hopefully less mundane than this. The trailer is below just to confirm my rants.

Last NightWritten and directed by Massy Tadjedin featuring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, and Guillaume Canet

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