Verdict: A cynical woman gets her Christmas miracle.
Christmas is just eight weeks away and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Last Christmas. It’s like an early present that will make you wish Christmas would come sooner. If you haven’t picked it up from the title, this film takes George Michael’s song and runs as far as it can go with it.
What’s Last Christmas About:
This film revolves around a cynical Kate (Emilia Clarke) who drinks more than she works. Kate is an aspiring singer whose life is a train wreck after she survives a medical procedure. However, things get interesting when she meets a cute guy named Tom (Henry Golding). An instant connection between them sets off fireworks. Tom’s genuineness and persistence wins Kate over and inspires her to not only get her act together but also be grateful for the life she’s been given. However, not everything is as simple as it seems.
Emilia Clarke plays the role of an irresponsible, ill-adjusted millennial woman to perfection. Her extreme character pairs well with Henry Golding whose character is straight out of a dream. His charm and kindness reels you in and balances out the drama that Clarke’s character brings to the table. Another character worthy of mentioning is Emma Thompson who plays the role of Kate’s mother. The overbearing mom and rebellious daughter have a rocky relationship that blossoms into an adorable bond over the course of the story. This movie has an underlying message that shows the plight of immigrants living in Britain through the life of Kate and her family who are from former Yugoslavia.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The weakest link in Last Christmas is the writing and very quickly on the big plot twist becomes quite predictable. The film relies heavily on Wham!’s song Last Christmas and a few instances feel forced. If you like Christmas rom-coms, there is a good chance you will like this film.
Why You Should Watch:
Last Christmas enables you to soak up the Christmas spirit in November and will get you pumped up ’cause ’tis the season to be jolly. This movie is to be enjoyed with family, friends and loved ones.