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The Last Station [DVD]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Fact and fiction converge in this talent-driven drama based on Jay Parini's novel about Leo Tolstoy. THE LAST STATION focuses on the marriage between Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) in its final years. James McAvoy stars as a young man who works for the couple, while Paul Giamatti plays an advisor to the writer who fights his wife over financial issues.
  • Credits
    James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, Helen Mirren
  • Critic Reviews
    "[I]t packs an emotional wallop that costume pictures often lack....It also is the high-water mark in Hoffman's 20-year career."
    Hollywood Reporter

    The greatest pleasure of THE LAST STATION is its combination of complexity and the antic verve that the director brought to the 1991 SOAPDISH...
    Wall Street Journal

    "THE LAST STATION is well-acted across the board, but the film's centerpiece is the spectacular back and forth between Christopher Plummer...and Helen Mirren..."
    Los Angeles Times

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in THE LAST STATION is a study in peerless talent....Mirren is imperious, warm, sardonic and histrionic -- each state portrayed equally convincingly."
    USA Today

    4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The film would not be so successful without the strong chemistry between Mirren and Plummer....They make a masterful acting combination."
    Box Office

    3 stars out of 4 -- "The incomparable Mirren is simply astounding....[Plummer] is her match."
    Rolling Stone

    "[A] grandly entertaining historical drama about the final year of the great Russian writer's life." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[I]t offers its share of light enjoyments....Mirren throws herself into her role with the force of Anna Karenina meeting an oncoming train..." -- Grade: B-
    A.V. Club

    3 stars out of 4 -- "Mirren and Plummer make Leo and Sofya Tolstoy more vital than you might expect in a historical picture."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    3 stars out of 5 -- "Mirren drags us on a bumpy but mesmerising voyage of wounded hysteria -- fiery and fearless..."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]or anyone who loves great acting, it's the most delicious treat to watch Mirren and Plummer going at each other with all they've got..."

    "THE LAST STATION is a surprisingly lively and even playful film....Helen Mirren gives a brilliant performance..."
    Sight and Sound

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "A passionate, intelligent, insightful, funny, and personal look at the iconic author."

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