Movie review: Last night

last_night03During these Christmas holidays I managed to find some time to catch up on some films I wanted to see. One of the first ones I watched was the 2010 American drama ‘Last night’. It wasn’t a blockbuster at home but I saw the trailer some months ago and liked the idea, so I watched it on the laptop – my favourite source of quality movies that don’t rely on special effects.

The movie was quite simple and straightforward. It showed the relationship between the young and happily married Joanna (in the role Keira Knightly) and Michael (Sam Worthington). I already knew from the trailer that their idyllic love life was to be affected by two outsiders at the same time and that that would cause a series of events, including intense jealousy and secret infidelity. However, I had no idea who would actually be the unfaithful one.

I have to admit I was a bit disappointed by how stereotypic it was – apparently people nowadays still believe that women are those who always think with their heads and men are usually the ones screwing things up. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to realise that there was a second love story in the movie. Joanna turned out to be a woman torn between two men – the successful, reliable, down-to-earth husband and the talented, passionate and basically not marriage material ex-lover. I particularly liked the elevator scene, as it was quite unexpected, steamy and honest at the same time.

I would definitely recommend the movie to all my female friends who still believe in true love, as it portrays the possibility for a woman to be unfulfilled and happy simultaneously. I found the movie very thought-provoking and hope other young (and not so young) people may see it and think ‘Maybe honesty is more important than fidelity’.


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