Friday, April 11, 2014

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013) France | Germany

Finding love at the end of the life.

Drama | Romance

"It's never too late to love life again."

     The film was based on the French novel and made a big change in Michael Caine's role which was originally a French called Armand but transformed into American as Morgan. It was also the best Michael Caine's movie as a lead after 'Harry Brown'. An 81-year-old won't get a better shot than this to produce a better result. He utilised the opportunity and executed very well.

     Earlier I was impressed with Clémence Poésy in 'Birdsong' and again she was appeared in here as an angel. Mr. Morgan might have fallen in love with her, but it's me who fallen a couple of second before him. She was very attractive and also succeed to capitalise her portions completely. It won't be wrong to say she is the French version of Claire Danes.

     As a German-French collaboration, it gives a more international appeal to be in English in more than 95 per cent of the film. The weakness of the movie was Michael Caine's role where he lived in Paris all his adult life, but never learnt French. Also, his two children who had a French mother and doesn't know single French word. Like I earlier said All the Character from the book was French and the director slightly missed in a few areas to change when he changed for a screenplay which became the noticeable flaw.

     It was the spectacular performances display by everyone, that impacted the movie to be a good one. The story won't travel on what we would expect, especially in the last quarter of the movie when the meaning of title collapse and gives new perspective to the romance. That was kind of annoying, but that is the best way to go when story had characters like these. The one who takes the movie as it is could feel they had a nice movie, but for others it is disastrous. More or less from my side it is a 'go and get' signal.

Similar movies:
That Evening Sun, Everybody's Fine, Song for Marion, An Unfinished Life, Quartet, Gran Torino

Suitable for:
Tween, Teen, Adult, All

Final verdict:
Ignore, Bad, Average, Good, Excellent

Last Love (2013) on IMDb

  • Tween: From age between 7 to 12
  • Teen: From age between 13 to 19
  • Adult: From age above 20
  • Ignore: Not worth watching
  • Bad: Not good but watchable
  • Average: 50-50, choice is always yours
  • Good: great certainly not masterpiece
  • Excellent: A must see, Masterpiece

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