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Last Night (2011)



Critic Consensus: Last Night doesn't opt for easy answers, but the framework and characters overall are too slight and plain to be compelling.

Movie Info

Set in New York City, Last Night is the story of a married couple that while apart for one night, is confronted by temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage. Joanna (Academy Award(R) nominee Keira Knightley) and Michael Reed (Sam Worthington) are 7 years into a successful and happy relationship. They are moving along in their lives together until Joanna meets Laura (Eva Mendes), the stunningly beautiful work colleague whom Michael never mentioned. While Michael is away with Laura on a business trip, Joanna runs into an old but never quite forgotten love, Alex (Guillaume Canet) and agrees to have drinks with him. As the night progresses and temptation increases for the couple, each must confront who they are inside and outside of their relationship. Last Night is ultimately a film about choices - the choice you make to be with someone, to give yourself physically and emotionally, and how to survive all three. --(c) Tribecamore
Rating: R (for some language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Massy Tadjedin, Arseny Gonchukov
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 1, 2011
Box Office: $0.1M
Independent Pictures - Official Site


Keira Knightley
as Joanna Reed
Sam Worthington
as Michael Reed
Guillaume Canet
as Alex Mann
Rae Ritke
as Barbara
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News & Interviews for Last Night

Critic Reviews for Last Night

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (17)

'Last Night' is an empty exercise in sheer self-regard, a tedious, lifeless trawl through the secret lives of the rich and beautiful.

Full Review… | June 1, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Last Night isn't for everyone. Like a troubled relationship, it's filled with infuriatingly irrational arguments and sulky silences, and its emotional impact may well be dependent on the viewer's own experiences.

Full Review… | March 11, 2016
Hot Press

The actors try their best to transcend the flimsy script and unappealing direction, but ultimately the movie offers a mostly hollow experience that delivers a night that you will struggle to remember.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

A well-acted, intellectually ambitious and emotionally honest roundelay of enticement. The film stands out as a rare example of a work more interested in evoking universal thoughtfulness than telling its audience what to think.

Full Review… | June 6, 2011
Screen International

Last Night develops into a provocative (if slightly anti-climactic) tryst.

Full Review… | June 6, 2011

The film is as shiny and thin as a coat of nail varnish, but beguilingly photographed...

Full Review… | June 5, 2011

Audience Reviews for Last Night


An honest though unimpressive movie with decent performances, especially Keira Knightley, who shines in this story of doubt, desire and betrayal. Still, it is too bad that after ninety minutes of slow build-up it simply doesn't offer a real pay-off.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Will be too slow for some, but I liked this movie. I think any one in a marriage who ever wondered what if? will relate to this. Definitely not a feel good, but well acted and thought provoking.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A rare movie in which the middle section is the most compelling part. Unsurprisingly, this makes for a ho-hum experience all together.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

Last Night Quotes

Joanna Reed: What I wouldn't have given to have tired of you.
– Submitted by Maryam Z (2 years ago)
Michael: You can be happy and still be tempted.
– Submitted by Maryam Z (2 years ago)
Joanna Reed: Tonight isn't finished yet.
– Submitted by Maryam Z (2 years ago)
Joanna Reed: I can't do any more then look him in the eye.
– Submitted by Anthony G (3 years ago)

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