In THE LAST WORD, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishment, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future.
- Director: Mark Pellington
- Country: USA
- Genre: Comedy | Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:48:00
- imdb Score: 6.6/10 (336 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: R
- Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche
Shirley Sealy - FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
"MacLaine has something that shines through and elevates a film like this one. The movie is prefab indie whimsy, but she gives it an afterglow."
Owen Gleiberman - VARIETY
"Casting is everything in director Mark Pellington's latest, with MacLaine in blazingly fine form as she dignifies the movie's every pre-programmed emotional cue while blossoming from dragon lady into nurturing giver of life lessons."
David Rooney - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"In Fink's script for THE LAST WORD, Pellington finds the right vehicle to explore his preoccupations through a new lens, and addressing the issues through female characters has reinvigorated his technique."
Jim Hemphill - PASTE MAGAZINE
Sundance Film Festival 2017