Last Chance Harvey
Rating: A-III (PG-13)
Delicate romantic comedy about an isolated New York jingle composer (Dustin Hoffman) who travels to London for his estranged daughter’s (Liane Balaban) wedding and falls for a lonely airport employee (Emma Thompson). While somewhat predictable, writer-director Joel Hopkins’ skillfully wrought valentine to midlife romance — which also features Eileen Atkins as Thompson’s mother — draws masterful performances to touching effect and shows the lingering negative consequences of both divorce and abortion as it portrays a mutually generous relationship untainted by irresponsible sexuality. Some sexual references and humor, occasional crude words, the acceptability of divorce and an abortion reference.
The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.