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'Last Christmas' review: Great on-screen chemistry; the end will take you by surprise

The entire narrative of the film is stitched together with George Michael songs.

ET Bureau|
Updated: Nov 11, 2019, 10.17 AM IST
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'Last Christmas' tells the story of Kate (Emilia Clarke, left) who meets the handsome and mysterious Tom Webster (Henry Golding, right).
'Last Christmas' tells the story of Kate (Emilia Clarke, left) who meets the handsome and mysterious Tom Webster (Henry Golding, right).
Film: Last Christmas
Genre: Comedy,Romance
Rating:
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Emilia Clarke,Henry Golding,Michelle Yeoh,Emma Thompson
Set in the backdrop of Christmas in London, 'Last Christmas' tells the story of Kate (Emilia Clarke), who is endearing but clumsy. She dreams of becoming a professional singer but is struggling to cling on to a job as Santa’s elf in a store selling Christmas decorations.

In this chaotic life of hers, she meets the handsome and mysterious Tom Webster (Henry Golding). As Tom comes and goes from Kate’s life, she feels a strong connection to him.

How she gradually falls for him, forms the crux of the narrative. Written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, the script meanders at times. The film begins on a chaotic note, but the end takes you by surprise.

Right from the title song ‘Last Christmas’ to ‘Everything she Wants’ to ‘Heal the Pain’ and ‘Faith’, the narrative is stitched together with George Michael songs.

Clarke portrays Kate with ease and her natural charm comes through. Golding, who had earlier appeared in 'Crazy Rich Asians', has a charming disposition. The two actors also share on-screen chemistry.

The duo is ably supported by Michelle Yeoh as Kate’s stressedout employer, Thompson as Kate’s neurotic mother, Boris Isakovic as Kate’s dad, and Lydia Leonard as Kate’s sister Martha. Each actor is a natural and has moments of on-screen glory.


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