REVIEW OF THE LAST WORD 2017
The Last Word is a 2017 American comedy movie directed by Mark Pellington, from a screenplay by Stuart Ross Fink. The film stars Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine.
The Last Word premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017. It is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017, by Bleecker Street.
In September 2015, it was announced that Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine would star in the movie, with Mark Pellington directing from a screenplay by Stuart Ross Fink, while Myriad Pictures would handle sales and finance the movie. In February 2016, Anne Heche, Phillip Baker Hall, Scott Speedman, and Tom Everett Scott joined the cast of the movie. Nathan Matthew David composed the film’s score.
In MOVIE, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she’s suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), to pen her life’s story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy but also Anne’s future.
In November 2015, Bleecker Street acquired U.S distribution license to the movie. It is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017.