Last Call (2002)





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This made-for-cable biopic was based on Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald, the memoirs of Frances Kroll Ring. The film covers the years 1939 through 1940, when Frances Kroll (Neve Campbell) served as Fitzgerald's secretary. Once the most celebrated and idolistic novelist of the Roaring '20s, Fitzgerald (played by Jeremy Irons) has degenerated into a burned-out alcoholic, plagued by domestic travails attending his mentally ill wife, Zelda (Sissy Spacek), and his gossip-columnist mistress, Sheila Graham (Natalie Radford). The dedicated and devoted Frances manages to get her boss back on track and off the booze, but it is really too late. Fitzgerald dies at age 44, with what may have been his greatest novel, The Last Tycoon, remaining unfinished. Set in Hollywood (but filmed in Toronto), Last Call debuted over the Showtime network on May 25, 2002.
Art House & International , Drama , Television
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Fitzgerald Productions

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Jeremy Irons
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
Neve Campbell
as Frances Kroll
Sissy Spacek
as Zelda Fitzgerald
Shannon Lawson
as Sarah Kroll
Paul Hecht
as Samuel Kroll
Natalie Radford
as Sheila Graham
Paul Brian Anderson
as Dr. Mahoney
Roman Podhora
as Bartender
Edie Inksetter
as Western Union Girl
Eve Crawford
as Librarian
David Clement
as Waiter
John Ford (III)
as Maxwell Perkins
Charles Di Raimondo
as Bandleader
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Not bad at all. The period detail is surprisingly decent. The acting is downright good. Jeremy Irons is excellent as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Neve Campbell is also good, surprisingly. Good story, interesting. A bit slow at times but o9verall it is fine.

James Higgins
James Higgins

[font=Verdana][color=white][color=white][font=Tahoma][/font][/color][/color][font=Tahoma][color=paleturquoise]I picked this movie up at Blockbuster for $4.99. I saw that it was Jeremy Irons playing F. Scott Fitzgerald, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong. Last Call tells a very interesting story about the last work of Fitzgerald…a story I wouldn’t have known about if I hadn’t watched this movie. I read The Great Gatsby in high school and I really liked it. So naturally, that was part of my attraction to this movie…learning about F. Scott Fitzgerald. It actually inspired me to pick up the book, called The Last Tycoon. [/color][/font][/font] [font=Verdana][/font] [font=Verdana][font=Tahoma][color=paleturquoise]Jeremy Irons is wonderful in this role. I don’t really know anything about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s real personality, but Irons seems to completely immerse himself in the character. He IS Scott. I must say though, Scott isn’t what I expected. But I guess all creators are weird in some way. [/color][/font][/font] [font=Verdana][/font] [font=Verdana][font=Tahoma][color=paleturquoise]Neve Campbell also does a really great job. I was right there with her whether she was happy or sad or nervous. She should really be doing more, I think. [/color][/font][font=Tahoma][color=paleturquoise]Irons and Campbell worked extremely well together. Their relationship was so sweet and charming, but still very innocent. [/color][/font][/font][font=Tahoma][color=paleturquoise]Last Call is a heartfelt story…it’s happy and sad, but more importantly, it feels real. I am glad I came across it; it was well worth the $4.99.[/color][/font]

Vanessa Barfield
Vanessa Barfield

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