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The Last Fall (2012)





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An NFL journeyman struggles to deal with life's complexities after his professional career is over. -- (C) Official Site

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Lance Gross
as Kyle Bishop
Nicole Beharie
as Faith Davis
Harry Lennix
as Ron Davis
Keith David
as Sydney Bishop
Obba Babatundé
as Larry Armstrong
Michael H. Moss
as Marcus Sparks
Sayeed Shahidi
as Von Davis
Sinorice Moss
as Drew Irving
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Critic Reviews for The Last Fall

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

This is an involving, sympathetic film unafraid to wear its sizable heart on its sleeve.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The Last Fall is an honest, heartfelt and authentic film that is filled with a good script, good production values, and fantastic performances.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012

Lance Gross displays a heretofore unseen depth and piercing subtlety to match his natural charisma.

Full Review… | March 31, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Last Fall

The Last Fall is a good story for anyone looking to get their football fix during the sport's offseason. The story focuses on Kyle Bishop (Lance Gross), a football player who ends up going back to his hometown after leaving his team at the story's opening. The story doesn't make entirely clear what happened that led Bishop to leave the team. Though, it is indirectly hinted that he was cut. This is hinted as he looks at newspaper articles written about him when he was in college as he cleans out his locker. When he goes back to his old hometown, he hopes that things will be better. But the reality is quite different as he finds out just how difficult it is to get a job. And his personal relationships aren't as he hoped, either. What's more, audiences discover that being that he's no longer playing football, his financial situation isn't as great as it perhaps could have been considering his former star status. Kyle admits to his old flame the reality of finances for football players, to which she is rather surprised. This is the center of what makes The Last Fall worth at least one watch. That this story would tackle the very real issue of the myth surrounding professional athletes' financial status is what really makes The Last Fall worth at least one watch. Few, if any, sports based dramas tackle the myth about how professional athletes live. Because of this, there is an overwhelming myth about professional athletes' financial status and how they live; this despite a new special from ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series. So it's nice to see a movie (even a direct to DVD movie) tackle the subject and show that things aren't always parties and planes for professional athletes. The Last Fall's depiction of life post professional sports makes the story stand out among sports based dramas. It's thanks to the story?s script that this plot works. The movie itself runs just over an hour and a half. In that time, the story is simple enough to follow that if a person had to step out for any reason, one could let the movie keep running, come back, and still know what's going on. To that extent, this is a good thing believe it or not. It means that this movie will easily allow viewers to be pulled in and suspend their disbelief without worrying about becoming too invested in it to the point that they worry about missing anything. In simplest terms, the movie's overall success with its intended audiences can be summed up in one word: Balance. The script balances all of its elements in a short period of time so well that while it may not be a major motion picture, it's a story that any football fan will want to watch at least once.

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