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Last Word, The (15)

Comedy, Drama

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The critical consensus

This isn’t a very distinguished film but it’s likely to be remembered for its central performance. It’s refreshing that an octogenarian like MacLaine can still get starring roles – and that she can still carry them off with such gumption.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/07/2017

A tear-jerking affair that feels like a modern version of Scrooge.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 07/07/2017

Shirley MacLaine stars in this weak comedy about an unpopular former executive commissioning her own obituary.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 09/07/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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