Last Christmas

Last Christmas

DVD - 2020
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In recovery from a life-threatening illness, Kate's work as an elf at a Christmas-themed shop begins to suffer as she keeps the secret from her employer and does not discuss it with her first-generation immigrant parents or her distanced sister. As the holidays draw closer, she encounters the same kind-hearted man repeatedly, and finds herself eventually warming to him despite his unreliable nature, letting his optimistic worldview gradually change her and allow her to open her heart.


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Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom -- a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, T... Read More »

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Mar 21, 2021

Much better than we anticipated. Charming and a good message. Emma Thompson is pretty funny and Henry Golding is charming. Your chance to see Emilia Clarke (who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) in a completely different role. We loved the music! We weren't really George Michael fans back in the day, but now we want to hear more of his music. Sadly, he died in 2016... on Christmas Day.

Jan 28, 2021

If you don't appreciate remakes of your childhood holiday classics into creepy dark snarky or downright ugly films that we will learn in years to come have scarred kids for life, if you are not a hallmark type of movie fan, then you might like this bit of fantasy/reality. Is it considered fantasy if it doesn't really make reality any better? We've all had a rough couple of years - I'm thinking a new holiday movie that pretends we aren't all a little older & wiser because of it would be too depressing. The characters I liked best (over the top immigrant mom and year round christmas shop owner) are, I have since been told, so stereotypical as to be offensive. I just thought they were loud mouthed women trying to be in charge of their own space. A review by MaryAnne Johanson pointed out that Kate is the Eleanor Shellstropp of the story; I otherwise couldn't figure out why I liked her - and why I didn't want to. Other than that, Patti Lupone?! cameo. Oh, and the handsome guy who tells us to "look up". I'm going to watch this next year, too.

Jan 13, 2021

My new Christmas movie!

Jan 12, 2021

Better than expected. Funny and cute.

Jan 04, 2021

It's all so disconnected...…unreal, silly, etc etc ? I couldn't stick it out. After 45 minutes switched it off.
There are so many better movies out there.

Dec 21, 2020

It seems to start out as a kind of Hallmark rom-com, but, with Emma Thompson writing it, you can be pretty sure it doesn't end that way. Although there are no direct nods to "A Christmas Carol" (well, maybe one), there are a great many similarities. Definitely deserves to be a Christmas classic. (Well, I suppose "Die Hard" and "A Christmas Story" set the bar pretty low on that one, but I'd definitely rate this higher than "It's a Wonderful Life.")

JCLPiepieB Dec 20, 2020

Move over, Love Actually, there's a new British Christmas tearjerker in town!

Emilia Clarke (as main character Kate) is FANTASTIC. Emma Thompson (as Kate's mom) is so WACKY. And Henry Golding (the enigmatic Tom) is WONDERFUL.

Surround yourself with George Michael/Wham! music, blanket yourself in nostalgia, and cozy up with this Christmas story jam-packed with British talent. Definitely a new favorite of mine, and one I'm going to keep in my holiday rotation.

Dec 06, 2020

A nice story. The ending pulls it all together. Great soundtrack 🎶

Dec 02, 2020

Might be ok for younger people.

Nov 22, 2020

A beautiful love story with a twist. I love stuff like this! well done!

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Aug 28, 2020

8 essential quotes in IMDb, thanks to the contributors:

There are a few more. This is the scene when mom, daughter in the doctor's office:

Doc: So, tell me about the diet. Keeping up with the fruit and veg?
Daughter: Yeah, fine.
Mom: She's eating rubbish when she is outside. When she's at home, she's eating my food, and it's good.

Doc: I'm sure it is. What about sleep?
Daughter: It's all right.
Mom: She never sleeps.

Doc: Exercise?
Daughter: Religiously.
Mom: Not at all.

Doc: Alcohol?
Daughter: Every once in a while.
Mom: Oh, she's drinking like the pirate.

Doc: You say you're okay.
Daughter: Yep.
Doc: And your mother says the opposite. Who do I believe?
Daughter: Me, obviously.
Mom: Me, the mother, of course.
Are they mice?
- Yeah, I think so.
There must be a story attached to them. I'll have to find out one day.

Jul 28, 2020

Tom: It's good luck you know.

Kate: What is?

Tom: Getting pooed on by a bird.

Kate: I'm busy, you're weird, good-bye!

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May 06, 2020

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Jul 28, 2020

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