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      The Last Day

      Released Nov 3, 2004 1h 48m Drama List
      Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A young girl, Louise (Mélanie Laurent), meets an intriguing youth named Simon (Gaspard Ulliel) during a train ride and accompanies him back home to visit his family for Christmas. The situation there is troubling: Simon's relationship with his parents is fraught with tension, and things only get worse when Mathieu (Thibault Vinçon), Simon's childhood friend, shows up. When Louise and Mathieu express an interest in each other, Simon is forced to confront feelings he has long repressed. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Laurent and Ulliel are magnetic despite the lack of drama and meandering plot that all of a sudden ties up at the conclusion Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Good acting. The rest? Not so much. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member "The Last Day" shows the disillusionment of an 18-year-old boy about his life. It's one of the best movies to show youth alienation. However, director Marconi doesn't maintain a consistent tone and keeps the scenes too long. He needs an editor badly. Overall, the movie has an European feel similar to the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Gaspard Ulliel is perfectly cast as Simon who's in love but his affections are unrequited. He's a big reason for me enjoying the film. Later, his family's secrets will unhinge him. Nicole Garcia is great as the mother Marie. Melanie Laurent ("Inglorious Basterds") plays Louise, the girl he meets on the train but she's too old to play a teenager. Granted, the actress is beautiful and has illuminating eyes. I wish the movie had a perspective on Simon's sexuality. Instead, it shows his contrasting feelings: adolation towards his BFF Matthieu, sexual longings for Laurent, and close emotional ties almost incestous towards his mom. The director seems to be portraying the situations so each viewer makes up his/her mind. A stronger direction and adept editing would have taken this film above average. The bar scene reminds me of "My Best Friend's Wedding." The family drama reminds me of "Ordinary People." The sibling interactions reminds me of "Fanny & Alexander." Also, there's too many lingering scenes of the ocean but I assume that plays into the youth alienation theme. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Too much 'empty' moments, and I only just got the point at the end of the movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I got confused from the beginning, but the surprise at the end all makes the stories connect and I loved the acting of Gaspard Ulliel, he takes your breath away! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member me encanto ^^.. simplemente fue fasinante, aunq el trama esta bastante extranio una de las mejores peliculas que he visto Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A young girl, Louise (Mélanie Laurent), meets an intriguing youth named Simon (Gaspard Ulliel) during a train ride and accompanies him back home to visit his family for Christmas. The situation there is troubling: Simon's relationship with his parents is fraught with tension, and things only get worse when Mathieu (Thibault Vinçon), Simon's childhood friend, shows up. When Louise and Mathieu express an interest in each other, Simon is forced to confront feelings he has long repressed.
      Director
      Rodolphe Marconi
      Producer
      Paulo Branco
      Screenwriter
      Rodolphe Marconi
      Distributor
      Strand Releasing
      Production Co
      Gémini Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 3, 2004, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Oct 14, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 48m