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The Last Time (2007)

The Last Time



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A cynical New York salesman (Michael Keaton) finds his scornful ways unexpectedly softened upon falling for the fiancée of his new business partner (Brendan Fraser), a Midwest transplant attempting to find his footing in the city, in screenwriter-turned-director Michael Caleo's feature directorial debut. The Bindview Company is a firm comfortably nestled in a corporate park that specializes in a highly profitable product. Ted (Keaton) is a former Northwestern University literature professor who has since found his calling in sales. When fresh-faced Ohio native Jamie (Fraser) arrives at Bindview eager to acclimate to life in the big city, cynical Ted greets the cub salesman with a palpable sense of scorn. Though Jamie is currently engaged to be married to the pretty Belisa (Amber Valletta), the bride-to-be is beginning to view her prospective spouse as something of a loser, and soon sets her sights on his reluctant mentor Ted.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Caleo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2007
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Michael Keaton
as Ted Riker
Daniel Stern
as John Whitman
Brendan Fraser
as Jamie Bashant
Mike Hagerty
as Breckenridge
Michael Lerner
as Artie Leguzza
Richard Kuhlman
as Arthur Crosby
Alexis Cruz
as Alvarez
Dave Jensen
as J.D. Wathowitz
James C. Burns
as Gamblin Pete
Jack Galle
as Man No. 4
Gary Grubbs
as Toby Margolin
Thomas Crawford
as Sales Guru
Toni Wynne
as Coffee Girl
David Jensen
as J.D. Wathowitz
James Burns
as Gamblin Pete
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Critic Reviews for The Last Time

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

[Writer-director] Caleo isn't able to sell The Last Time -- not the affair and especially not the ludicrous twist ending.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Feels like a script that was written backwards, as if the twist ending occurred to [writer-director] Caleo first and he then filled out a story to get to it. Fair enough, except getting there in this case is just no fun.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Strives for contemporary noir in tone but feels closer to an ineffective parody of James M. Cain filtered through faux David Mamet dialogue.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While his cast is first-rate, director-writer Michael Caleo doesn't know quite what his movie is about.

Full Review… | May 17, 2007
Top Critic

For all the good work that went into it, the movie is as phony as a game of three-card monte.

Full Review… | May 16, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

Akin to hip-hop culture's misappropriation of Scarface as a tale of gangsta empowerment, writer-director Michael Caleo crudely latches onto the surface misanthropy of David Mamet's work to fuel his forgettable first feature.

Full Review… | May 15, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Last Time

This was a good movie, I really didn't see the twist coming at all. The cast were all great and it was nice to see Brendon Fraser out of his lame action rut.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

This was a surprisingly good movie. Its a good drama with a little bit of black and satirical comedy. It has a solid and convncing plot, the story about Jamie, a supposedly happy guy who arrives to NY with his fiancee Balisa to work as a salesman where he meets Ted, another some kind of bitter and unfriendly co-worker salesman that is teaching him the way the business is suposed to be. When Ted falls in love of Belisa, the lives of all three begin to change. It is full of twists and although it begins a little slow,it gets a very good rythm around its second half with and unexpected ending. Michael Caleo did a really good job directing his very first film and also by writting the script. The cast is very good and the acting was decent overall. Michael Keaton was excellent, giving his best performance in a very very long time, Brendan Fraser is also very good, he has some very funny moments, he isn't a young actor anymore but he has been evolving in his acting, Amber Valetta a young and beautiful actress, her role was important for the story. In conclusion, its a trhilling, entertaining and enjoyable film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A movie that makes you see how life can change in just a second.

Jose Zamudio

Super Reviewer

This was a good adult situations movie. Showing severe consequences when dealing with relationships and crossing lines. The ending was surprising but ended very weakly...See this for the experience...

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

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