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Last Night Review - Keira Knightley

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Guillaume Canet, Keira Knightley | CONFRONTED BY TEMPTATION Keira Knightley and Guillaume Canet are flirting with disaster in Last Night
JoJo Whilden

Last Night

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, Don McKellar, Sandra Oh
director:
Don McKellar
author:
Don McKellar
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

”You can be happy and still be tempted.” So says Michael (Sam Worthington), one half of a chic New York couple whom we follow in parallel extramarital flirtations. Will Joanna (Keira Knightley), reunited with an old flame (Guillaume Canet), go to bed with him? Will Michael give in to the seductions of his colleague (Eva Mendes)? The will-they-or-won’t-they structure is a bit facile, but Last Night is on to something fascinating. It meditates on the meaning of adultery: the purposes it serves, beyond sex. Knightley and Worthington create a fragile, touching chemistry. (Also available via on demand) B+

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