The Last Word

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: March 10, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver
DVD: June 6, 2017
Blu-ray: June 6, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Alanna Ubach, Adina Porter


A high-handed, retired businesswoman named Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) decides to get someone to write her obituary before she dies, to make sure her life story is told on her own terms.

A young journalist named Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) is tasked with writing Harriet’s obituary, and decides to investigate the truth behind the woman's story. When Anne is given a list of people to gather quotes from about Harriet, it becomes clear that she's not well-liked amongst her peers. In spite of Harriet's domineering attitude, the two eventually establish a friendship of sorts.

Director: Mark Pellington
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin D. Forester, Phillip B. Goldfine
Screenplay: Stuart Ross Fink
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  • 5 stars "Really enjoyed this movie."
  • 5 stars "Shirley Maclaine, as always, steals the show. Produced by both herself and Amanda Seyfried, who are also the movie's main players. Unruffled, she shows what it is like to pursue your dream as a woman. A great movie about life and dying and relationships and family and our interactions with one another, as well as how we perceive each other. Funny, meaningful, entertaining and serious all in one."