I cried. I can admit it. There was a tear.
Last Christmas is a romantic comedy that has fun characters, a thoughtful plot line, and is basically a love letter to the late George Michael’s music.
Kate, a young woman played by Emilia Clarke, is lost in a quarter-life crisis. Everything seems to be crashing in on itself when she meets the very handsome and overly cheerful young man,(Henry Golding) named Tom. A trust grows and he helps her break her rotten streak in oder to get her life back on track.
The main things that I liked about this film was the cast. Each of the main characters is likable in their own way and there are wonderfully dynamic side characters that keep you smiling as the film goes on.
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are so likable in this film. That isn’t surprising for either, but it still deserves to be mentioned. Henry Golding, in particular, is so carefree and goodhearted that it is hard to take your eyes off him whenever he is on screen. There is a complexity to their relationship that both are able emote that really got to me. It was a mixture of gratitude for stability mixed with a sense of morning of what was, what is, and what could have been.
I liked the fun pacing of director, Paul Feig, (Crazy Rich Asians ) and seeing a few familiar faces like Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Beauty and the Beast) and Michelle Yeoh (Kung Fu Panda 2, Crazy Rich Asians)
It isn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but Last Christmas has the power to stick with you.