Monday, March 1, 2010

16. March 1, 2010 - The Last Station (2009)

James McAvoy plays a very similar character in this movie as he does in The Last King of Scotland - except instead of having to deal with a genocidal dictator, he has to deal with some intense, heavy Russian family drama. He plays the personal secretary to aging author Leo Tolstoy and gets embroiled in an all-out war between Tolstoy's wife and his friend Chertkov. Paul Giamatti plays a really good villain, by the way. Kerry Condon proves that she can act in something other than Rome, but beware of a couple very awkward sex scenes.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. I dug this one too, but part of me thinks it's because it happened to echo a few things going on around me. (My review of it is up if you'd care to read it)