Last Chance Harvey

Effortlessly charming, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson show their huge appeal in this entertaining romcom

Effortlessly charming, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson show their huge appeal in this entertaining romcom.

Hoffman plays American jingle-writer Harvey Shine, who is in London for his estranged daughter’s wedding. But things aren’t going well and he’s at a loose end. Luckily, there’s eccentric, middle-aged airport worker Thompson to provide tea and sympathy – and maybe more.

Hoffman and Thompson make a great deal of this fine romance and the London settings do them proud. Some very good dialogue compensates for a few obvious contrivances, but this is an extremely likeable film and a smashing hour and a half in the company of such nice people.