Last Christmas

Last Christmas

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Last Christmas

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians' Henry Golding in this London-set holiday romantic comedy co-starring and co-written by Emma Thompson.

Kate (Clarke), a bundle of bad decisions, harumphs around London accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, an irritating consequence of her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But life starts to take a turn for the better when Tom (Golding) walks into her life...

2019Rating: 13, L P103 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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Am I being a grinch? Perhaps for those whose love of Love, Actually cannot be diminished. But as a romantic comedy about personal transformation, Last Christmas wastes the opportunity to cook up something witty and original, and resorts to reheating other movies’ leftovers.

2.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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As with the hugely underrated Me Before You, she [Emilia Clarke] lights up every frame, delivering a performance full of chutzpah and charm, melancholic moments, acerbic asides, heartbreak and pure joy.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The pairing of Clarke and Golding proves an impossible hurdle, making even the seemingly simplest moments - an intimate walk, a heartfelt talk - feel badly laboured.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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It's a very nice movie, chipper and sweet and homey while still pitched with a modern sensibility. But that's not enough-none of those qualities resonate without a richer sense of soul or purpose, of which Last Christmas is direly devoid.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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There are plenty of funny bits. Thompson is a delight and I appreciated the controlled elegance displayed by Yeoh in affording us a rare glimpse of her sense of humour. But the central romance lacks any trace of spontaneity.

3.0
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Total Film

Total Film

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A so-so Christmas romance undercut by some baffling choices, musically and narratively. A wasted opportunity.

2.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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While it won't be remembered as one of the great Christmas films, Last Christmas delivers enough moments of heart and humour to keep the festive spirit alive.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's a misfire by just about any measure, but it earns some warm feelings for its determination not to be like anything else currently in circulation.

0
Variety

Variety

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It's not so much clever, toasty, and affectionate as it is the faux version of those things. It's twee, it's precious, it's forced. And it's light on true romance, maybe because the movie itself is a little too in love with itself.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Sort of digestible in a half-watching-while-drunk-on-eggnog kind of way but this really is a clunky, charmless disappointment.

2.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Am I being a grinch? Perhaps for those whose love of Love, Actually cannot be diminished. But as a romantic comedy about personal transformation, Last Christmas wastes the opportunity to cook up something witty and original, and resorts to reheating other movies’ leftovers.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As with the hugely underrated Me Before You, she [Emilia Clarke] lights up every frame, delivering a performance full of chutzpah and charm, melancholic moments, acerbic asides, heartbreak and pure joy.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The pairing of Clarke and Golding proves an impossible hurdle, making even the seemingly simplest moments - an intimate walk, a heartfelt talk - feel badly laboured.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It's a very nice movie, chipper and sweet and homey while still pitched with a modern sensibility. But that's not enough-none of those qualities resonate without a richer sense of soul or purpose, of which Last Christmas is direly devoid.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There are plenty of funny bits. Thompson is a delight and I appreciated the controlled elegance displayed by Yeoh in affording us a rare glimpse of her sense of humour. But the central romance lacks any trace of spontaneity.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A so-so Christmas romance undercut by some baffling choices, musically and narratively. A wasted opportunity.

2.0
1
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While it won't be remembered as one of the great Christmas films, Last Christmas delivers enough moments of heart and humour to keep the festive spirit alive.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a misfire by just about any measure, but it earns some warm feelings for its determination not to be like anything else currently in circulation.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's not so much clever, toasty, and affectionate as it is the faux version of those things. It's twee, it's precious, it's forced. And it's light on true romance, maybe because the movie itself is a little too in love with itself.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Sort of digestible in a half-watching-while-drunk-on-eggnog kind of way but this really is a clunky, charmless disappointment.

2.0
0

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