The Last Word 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

What is it about this grab-bag of contrivances, this last word in geezer porn, that attracted the likes of Shirley MacLaine? To set the plot in motion, the newspaper that leisure-class dowager Harriett Lauler (MacLaine) uses to blot up the wine spilled during her botched suicide attempt is conveniently open to the death notices. Not wanting to leave her obituary to chance, the control freak — she “put the ‘bitch’ in ‘obituary’” — hires the town necrologist (Amanda Seyfried) to jerry-build a memorialization. Having firmly established his heroine's disesteem, novice screenwriter Stuart Ross Fink attempts a complete character 180 that entails Harriet dragging Seyfried and an adorable at-risk youth (Ann'Jewel Lee), on a road trip to patch things up with Harriet’s estranged daughter (Anne Heche). The occasionally retired Ms. MacLaine is ever quick with a retort, but this is one lead-footed comeback we all could have done without. Mark Pellington directs.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-674-6164

  • Thursday, March 23

    10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Thursday, March 23

    11:40 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. 619-298-2904

  • Thursday, March 23

    1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24

    1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 25

    10:50 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 26

    10:50 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Monday, March 27

    1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29

    1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 30

    1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Thursday, March 23

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24

    11:40 a.m., 4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 25

    4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 26

    11:40 a.m., 4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Monday, March 27

    11:40 a.m., 4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28

    11:40 a.m., 4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 29

    11:40 a.m., 4:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 30

    1:40 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

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