One Last Thing...
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Top Customer Reviews
Angarano has an uncanny ability to make us laugh when we want to cry and to make us cry when we want to laugh. It's a real gift, and one which is evident in films like Dear Wendy and Lords of Dogtown. But here is able to use that gift from opening to closing credits. Anyone who has seen his films will not be surprised at how elegantly he slips into this character, but no doubt others who are not as familiar with his body of work will discover what many already know.
To say that this is a film about a boy's carnal desires in his last days is to miss the point. Even more than that, One Last Thing is about coping with loss - a son's loss of his father and a mother's loss of her son. It's also about the search for love. "Carpe diem," if you will. The mother here is Cynthia Nixon, who is absolutely heartbreaking in a performance that can only come from deep within. This is a role that lesser actors would find daunting. Who among us hasn't experienced a similar loss? On the other hand, nothing can compare to seeing your child go before you do.Read more ›
Dylan (Michael Angarano) is a young teenager diagnosed with terminal cancer, a fact that he shares with his loony buddies (Gideon Glick and Matt Bush) who support him with silly but genuine companionship. Dylan's mother Carol (Cynthia) is still reeling from her husband's death (Ethan Hawke) and facing the loss of the one remaining part of her family is devastating but her strength of character keeps a positive support for Dylan. When Dylan is informed by his doctor (Brian Stokes Mitchell) that further radiation and chemotherapy are useless, Dylan places his desire for living on one last thing...he is on a TV show where dying wishes are granted, and rather than the asking for expected fishing trip with football hero Jason (Johnny Messner), he opts for a weekend alone with supermodel Nikki Sinclair (Sunny Mabrey). Nikki, we discover, has problems and demons of her own and her agent Arlene (Gina Gershon), in trying to rescue her faltering career, advises the reluctant Nikki to visit Dylan in his home in Pennsylvania - for positive PR purposes. Once they meet Dylan is determined to have his one last thing, gains money and a room (a gift from Jason) in New York and travels with his sidekicks to the Big Apple to cash in on his prize.Read more ›
Oh, and speaking of well crafted music, the final song from Wyclef is the perfect finishing song that was obviously inspired from a beautiful script.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In the immortal words of the Wizard...well, bust my buttons! I did not expect that I would love this movie as much as I did and did not expect it to be what it was. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Russell S
Dylan had terminally ill cancer, his last wish was to be alone with the gorgeous model, Nikki Sinclair. When the introduction did not took off, he never gave up. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lian Seah Ow Yong
I don't think everyone will understand this film, and maybe a few reviewers here did not care for it, but I did watch it all the way through to see for myself. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lesa Rasure
The story line was week and there were times that I skipped through the movie. I did not like it at all.Published 22 months ago by S Kirsteen
This was an amazingly well told and well acted story in spite of the teen antics of the supporting cast.Published on June 21, 2013 by Rob
I first saw this movie several years ago and it grabbed my heart strings so much that I wrote down the title so that one day if I saw it I would definitely buy it. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Johnny D
This was a touching and intelligent movie. Not what I was expecting but actually much more.These are the kind of movies (Indie) that make watching movies so enjoyable.Published on June 18, 2013 by iamberney