The Last Word (2017) R-13

Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-sucycessful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Serman (Amanda Seyfried) to pen her life story. When the initial result doesn't meet Lauler's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she'll be remembered, dragging Anne along as an unwilling accomplice. As their journey unfolds, the two women develop a strong bond which not only alters Harriet's legacy but also Anne's future.-WWW

Seyfried, MacLaine and Dixon

The story is not entirely new and so is Ms MacLaine's character(is she typecast or something?), but I like the movie...well, maybe not everything, especially the cussing, but somehow I get why those expletives "had" to be uttered( I warming up to someone or something???? Non sequitur).

Both MacLaine and Seyfried produced this film, so they are on equal footing, but you cannot discount the vibrance of the child actor named Anne Jewel Lee Dixon.  She's beautiful and she's a natural.

Anne Heche's role was short, but it made an impact. We daughters who are closer to our fathers tend to see mostly the negative in our mothers, not knowing we are turning out to be just like them.

It is very heartwarming to know that Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski married 10 days ago.  I pray that their marriage last and they stay with each other until their sunset years and may they be each other's last love.  Please Lord...(I mean it).

Joel Murray and Tom Everett Scott were fun to watch and Philip Baker Hall(well, his role) melted my heart when he said that he doesn't regret marrying his estranged wife. Sigh... He never did and never would.  


This movie is rated R-13.  At first I questioned it and reiterrated that I didn't understand the film ratings board in this country, but coming to think of it, I think the rating is just right.

3 life lessons from the film 'The Last Word' 

Shirley MacLaine gets the LAST WORD (even if I like the movie, THIS MAKES SENSE)

Shirley MacLaine as Harriett Lauler
Amanda Seyfried as Anne Serman (I honestly thought it was Sherman)
Ann Jewel Lee Dixon as Brenda
Anne Heche as Elizabeth
Tom Everett Scott as Ronald Odom
Thomas Sadoski as Robin Sands
Joel Murray as Joe Mueller
Adina Porter as Bree Wilson
Phillip Baker Hall as Edward
Sarah Baker as Zoe
Steven Culp as Sam Serman

Basil Hoffman as Christopher George

Directed by Mark Pellington

Written for the screen by Stuart Ross Fink

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