With Valentine's Day approaching, I decided to revisit one of my favorite "relationship" movies. Below is a little blurb I wrote about it several years ago (originally posted on my "Sorely Missed" page). I have no new observations other than that it remains romantic and provocative.
So what is it with these happily married couples? Is the prospect of spending your life with one person really as unrealistic as it seems? I found Massy Tadjedin's 2011 film "Last Night" provocative and telling. Being married doesn't mean you won't be attracted to other people. Being married doesn't mean you married the right person. Cheating isn't always physical. And none of these things mean that you can't stay happily married.
The film is well-paced, handsomely shot and doesn't try to be more than it is -- an examination of a young marriage when temptation rears its inevitable head. It's worth a look if for no other reason than to ask yourself what you would do in the four protagonists' shoes.
Director: Massy Tadjedin | Writer: Massy Tadjedin | STARRING: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes & Guillaume Canet