“Last Night” Review

Last Night is one of the few good movies I’ve seen in a long time. Not only does it include an attractive cast of the lovely Keira Knightley, the handsome Sam Worthington, the alluring Eva Mendes, and the clever Guillame Canet, but it also poses the question of whether temptation can be trusted and if love can become deceiving. A simple elongated film score created by Clint Marsell and Peter Broderick runs through the entire movie, which cleverly chimes into the heat of temptation and deceit that gives this movie its edge. Perhaps marrying young has its perks, but it also has its secrets. What for the behind-the-scenes chemistry that goes on at the job? Or the hidden and brief past that does not seem to be as important until a friendly encounter occurs one morning?

Sometimes, all it can take is one look to change the rest of one’s lifetime. One question: Do you really know?

I deeply recommend this movie as it has become one of my favorites. This doesn’t have a happy ending–or maybe an ending at all–and may put you at a state of unease. This was director Massy Tadjedin’s directorial debut and her utter simplicity, subtlety, and delicacy in the filming of this indie movie is so refreshing. As one says, “It should be a guideline for what separates a tired story from an engaging new adventure” (Monika Bartyzel, Cinematical). I’ve always been an avid supporter of Keira Knightley, but this may well be one of her best performances to date.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTDyNxXutLs

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