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LAST CHRISTMAS (2019): The Things I Liked…

Last Christmas (2019), Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures
Last Christmas (2019), Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures

Emilia Clarke, George Michael’s music (which is supposed to be heavily featured) and Emma Thompson are among the key reasons I felt drawn to Last Christmas, the latest comedy / romance from Spy (2015) director Paul Feig.

Also starring Henry Golding, at the centre of the film is Kate, a young woman who works at a Christmas store as Santa’s elf. Kate also happens to be subscribed to making bad decisions; a truth that only starts to change after she meets the seemingly perfect Tom (Golding). 

I found myself immediately happy as soon as Last Christmas began, thanks to the beautiful singing at the very beginning. Then came Michelle Yeoh and Thompson’s fun dialogue plus impressive comic and dramatic timing. Another personal highlight is the Covent Garden setting, one of my favourite parts of London.

Overall though, Last Christmas isn’t quite my favourite London based Christmas film – and that’s largely because the story isn’t especially memorable. It really felt watchable at best. The fact that the key revelation towards the end is one I figured out before it was confirmed also didn’t help my enjoyment of Feig’s film. Additionally, I really expected George Michael’s music to be more prominently featured. However, in fairness, it may also be that I’m not quite as familiar with Michael’s back catalogue as I thought.

Last Christmas is kind of ‘easy viewing’ and it’s one you watch if you’re curious enough. Also, maybe watch it for Yeoh and Thompson’s fun performances; plus the rather beautiful singing at the very beginning.

Happy Film Loving 

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LAST CHRISTMAS (2019): New Trailer From Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh…

Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures
Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Last Christmas (2019).


Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are the stars of new comedy / romance Last Christmas, the latest from Spy (2015) and Bridesmaids (2011) director director Paul Feig.

At the centre of the story is a Kate, a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. After accepting a job as Santa’s elf for a department store, Kate soon meets Tom there and her life takes a turn that seems too good to be true….

After realising the similarity between Clarke and her character Kate’s story, Last Christmas has become even more intriguing. As such, I’ve now decided that I’m going to ignore the cheesy line that made me wince a little after 2.35 minutes into the above trailer and just look forward to Christmas. Reason being, that is precisely when the mood for a film just like this tends to hit me; HARD!

The fact that George Michaels music will be featured quite heavily is a plus. There’s also the London, England setting.

Patti LuPone, Nasir Jama, Ingrid Oliver, Ansu Kabia, Sue Perkins, Lydia Leonard, Rebecca Root, David Mumeni, Helena Holmes and Jade Anouka also star.

Last Christmas Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US); November 15th, 2019 (UK)…

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