Last Christmas (2019) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Madison Ingoldsby, Emma Thompson
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 76 out of 471 found boring (16.13%)

One-line Reviews (220)

β€œ To sum up everything: really worth watching and this movie deserves waaay higher ratings <3

β€œ Was really cheesy and very predictable.

β€œ Really enjoyed it.

β€œ YawnπŸ˜”

β€œ Both us convinced it was filmed around the Eastenders setting lol definitely worth the watch if into coming together at Christmas time, family - loved ones and friends!

β€œ It has a couple of exciting downwards slopes and tight turns, but most of it is a slow ride with nothing truly thrilling or astonishing.

β€œ Also, the plot twist is one of the most predictable in film history.

β€œ It made me laugh, cry and it was entertaining from start to finish, who cares if the dates are wrong and the accent is off ?

β€œ yawn.

β€œ When he first appears, acting bizarrely, you think, "oh, there must be some fascinating backstory between these two - a murky past they are trying to rekindle".

β€œIn short, I will never watch this film again and begrudge the fact that on one of our very rare nights out, having hired a babysitter, I ended up watching this point scoring predicable dross that seemed more preachy than entertaining.

β€œ It has a lovely message and the ending was very unexpected.

β€œ On the upside, the side plot of "Santa" and "Boy" is fun and the sound track contains some entertaining classics.

β€œliterally nothing happened to lead to that.

β€œ His romantic development between him and Emilia Clarke was fascinating and lovely to see.

β€œ To date the worst movie I have ever seen at the cinema.

β€œ Funny, corny, stupid, romantic, heartbreaking, heartwarming, disjointed, somewhat predictable and weird....

β€œ If, like me, you can also appreciate movies that are simply sweet and entertaining and leave you feeling uplifted at the end, this is one to see.

β€œ Unfortunately, my first exposure to her was a tonally disjointed mess that practically curdled on the screen.

β€œ It was a little confusing how the pace and tone of the movie seemed to change and switch gears.

β€œ Lastly the cinema photography for this move was stunning..it was a visual treat for the eyes..and george michael's music made it a treat for the ears, the ending credit visuals and music were particularly wonderful.

β€œ The cast was good and the twist really made the film worth watching.

β€œ and Emma Thompson was enjoyable as Kate's mother.

β€œ That's the unexpected back narrative of Director Paul Feig's "Last Christmas", his romantic comedy from the screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

β€œ There are some moments in this film that are painfully reminiscent of other films in the rom-com lexicon, but there's a consistent charm here throughout, more earnest than contrived.

β€œ It was also unforgivably tiresome.

β€œ Fairly Predictable .

β€œ I really wanted to like this movie but ended up yawning through the whole thing.

β€œ Really enjoyable.

β€œ The whole thing feels competent but too bland, complete with a bizarre and not particularly necessary twist.

β€œ Otherwise, a total waste of time and money.

β€œ One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time .

β€œ That, the terrible acting, the boring story, the numerous clichΓ©s, the completely unbelievable "diversity", and of course, the really bad plot....

β€œ Just another boring, dumb romantic drama garbage that has every possible cliches.

β€œ It made the film pointless and confusing and Made Emilia clarkes charecter completely insane.

β€œTogether I think they make quite a stunning pair.

β€œ Saw reports saying it was rather clichΓ© and poor;ly written.

β€œ It's another rom-com with an undeniable Christmas theme.. it's very enjoyable.. no doubt about that.. i would give it a clean 6 out of 10 if it weren't for Thompson and Yeoh.. their performances/appearances kick it to a 6.8 for me.. that's how good i thought they were..

β€œ The story was so cliche and try-hard.

β€œ The movie got very good the last time 30 minutes but before the twist it was bland.

β€œ Dreadfully dull .

β€œ A couple next to me left in the middle of the film, I couldn't blame them.

β€œ This story lines, not funny, farcical plots, uninspiring dialogue and Emma Thompson absurd in that role frankly.

β€œ What a waste of my time.

β€œ I personally found this movie a very enjoyable charming little movie.

β€œ If it had turned out to just be that bland as beige love story I would've actually strangled myself...

β€œHowever two problems i had were how predictable it was and its pacing issues.

β€œ It's like a camera going off focus then on focus, sometimes just confusing.

β€œ It's a lovely story with an unexpected twist.

β€œ A tonally disjointed sour and unpleasant mess...

β€œ Overall, enjoyable characters and an enjoyable movie.

β€œ "Last Christmas" was fun, entertaining, heart warming, and thought provoking.

β€œAll in all, a very dull experience.

β€œ Save your money.

β€œ While the twist in the end does make the film very unpredictable which hits the film at an emotional level.

β€œ it depends on the scene I guess), unearned manipulative pathos in the worst Spielberg style imaginable, an endless number of plot holes, absolutely not funny at all (and boy it tries), weird scenes that don't make sense, a boring and pathetic romance which it's just another of those made-up Hollywood fantasies we've seen thousands of times, a final twist that will make you want to throw up and, what is maybe the worst of all, a movie trying to be "deep" and "emotional" when it's just nothing, a bland pile of nothing.

β€œ The story is bland, with a bit of politics thrown in, as if Ben Elton wasn't doing this thirty years ago.

β€œLondon looked nice, but what a dull story.

β€œ Well my wish came true in the form of acting, with all the leads making for an entertaining, dysfunctional group.

β€œ This atmosphere of feeling good compliments all the previous mentioned likes and somehow gave me some energy to stay immersed in the film.

β€œ With a terrible plot and bland acting to match and the ridiculous nod on Brexit, this film fails.

β€œ He does fine with what he's given to work with, but his character is so generic and bland that literally any other actor would deliver the same performance.

β€œ Unexpected Ending .

β€œ What a wonderful film Last Christmas is, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are stunning actors, The film has loads of laughs, Beautiful Cinematography and also made me cry!

β€œ Rather sweet, but rushed and predictable .

β€œ You could almost think director Paul Feig felt the same way of how bad things were by punching in a pedestrian, plodding camera placements hampered by unnecessary quick cross-cutting editing.

β€œ Watching Clarke bumble around is endearing enough for the first half or so but it wears thin quickly and the predictable story line does little to keep things interesting.

β€œ Completely predictable, and the only parts that were laughable were the ones where it was by no means meant to be funny, it just happened to be that way by the movie goers making fun of said movie.

β€œ Slow pace, fairly predictable love story plot.

β€œ Also probably one the most predictable plot twists ever, so predictable that literally thousands of people pointed it out after the first trailer.

β€œ It's entertaining and funny with likeable characters.

β€œ Last Christmas, it'll give you plenty of heart, but the very next day, it may be a tad predictable .

β€œ The little surprise towards the end of the film so took me by surprise, even though I had been warned to expect the unexpected.

β€œ The plot is insanely predictable and all secondary story lines never lead to anything.

β€œ Entertaining Christmas Themed Musical With Thoughtful Performances .

β€œ In addition to the twist, every single subplot is closed like nothing happened.

β€œ Enjoyable Christmas film with an interesting twist .

β€œ In the film she is stunning,funny,warm vulnerable and very relatable.

β€œTom is only seen by her, always wears the same outfit, cycles in London (duh) and his place looks pretty empty.

β€œ I won't say much because I don't want to spoil it, but it is a lovely christmas movie worth watching.

β€œ She's humorous and just watching her life fall apart with her poor decision making is pretty entertaining.

β€œ I was in awe, as it has an unpredictable ending.

β€œ The twist was really predictable as I had a feeling in the 2nd act that one of the charcthers was a ghost the entire time.

β€œ An unexpected sweet surprise .

β€œ YET, the movie has an unexpected turn that is SUCH a letdown, destroying our image of a happy & fun Christmas movie, which made it impossible for us to like the movie overall.

β€œ Don't waste your money.

β€œ A ClichΓ©-Ridden Christmas Turkey - Avoid Like the Plague .

β€œ The most boring, predictable, soppy, tear-jerker of a movie ever!!!!!

β€œ Unexpected surprise of a film .

β€œ Still worth watching though.

β€œ I was expecting a lovely Rom-com Christmas film with the theme of George Michael songs, instead it seemed more like political propaganda with some Christmas and romance thrown in.

β€œI thought the film was decent, entertaining when it needs to be but it goes through predictable cliches.

β€œ I loved how this movie took it's original idea of a cheerful colorful Christmas film and put in some important issues that are happening in the world and the sadness and fear that some people feel even around the most cheerful time of the year, I was actually surprised to see how smoothly that went without making anyone defensive or uncomfortable it's not just a normal Christmas cringey film it's more than that, I highly recommend it, just watch closely.

β€œ Actually enjoyable some spoilers .

β€œStill a cozy movie though and worth watching.

β€œ However as the film went into its second half the humour for me went stale and got very repetitive.

β€œ Overall, everything felt forced and cliche in this movie, even Henry Golding's charisma could not save it.

β€œ The positives on the other hand are: Emilia Clarke is fantastic as always and she has an amazing singing voice, the acting is really good, the "twist" of the movie was unexpected and very sad and effective, the song "last Christmas" is beautiful and the ending is heartfelt, sorrow and satisfying.

β€œ Be prepared for laughter and tears, as unexpected happenings keep arriving.

β€œ Anyways, I was quite happy to leave the theater liking the movie.

β€œ It was decently entertaining.

β€œ A waste of time.

β€œ Emilia Clarke has done an amazing job at portraying her character with some health and life challenges before something unexpected happens to her characters life for it to change completely.

β€œ so the first time it was intriguing just met Kate or Katarina either way the same thing.

β€œ A too early romantic Christmas comedy with a predictable plot twist.

β€œ For me romantic comedies have to be good or they just become yet another cliche!

β€œ though the premise is predictable, the gentle touch that it uses to handle mental health issues, addiction and empathy are a rarity...

β€œI think the films major third act is predictable early on and I kind of saw the events coming.

β€œ Enjoyable .

β€œ Different direction for a romantic comedy which was enjoyable.

β€œ I find the more UNpredictable the movie, the less satisfying because who wants to watch a whole bunch of random scenarios happen in one movie?

β€œ A unexpected plot twist.

β€œ Nevertheless the plot twist is pretty predictable seeing how the title of the movie is based on a song about giving a piece of yourself to your love ones or the fact that the singer George Michaels die from dilated cardiomyopathy.

β€œ You wont catch many comparing this film to JOKER ;)All in all, an enjoyable, easy to watch Christmas film.

β€œ I really enjoyed it.

β€œTo be a little more specific about what makes this movie a grievance to humanity, let me explain things concisely: There are a migraine-inducing number of plot holes, the factual inaccuracies will make you weep, and it was as predictable as the sun rising in the east.

β€œ But even though it is unexpected and surprising, it is not unjustified.

β€œ It told a story I had expected but the way they put everything together made it worth watching.

β€œ If you want a movie with a good story, a lovely entertaining cast and a good soundtrack thesis's Christmas movie for you.

β€œ I don't exactly "like" it that much, but I still left the theater happy and reasonably entertained.

β€œ Just be willing to be okay with the slower aspects.

β€œ It's still worth watching.

β€œ Terribly terribly boring .

β€œ The film does contain a plot twist, but it is somewhat predictable.

β€œ The Worst Movie I've Seen in Year .

β€œ A Virtue Signalling predictable mess of a film.

β€œ I could predict most of the events from the movie, which made it get boring after a while.

β€œ Save your money people.

β€œAs the whole film was a self-contained clichΓ©, it seems quite appropriate to describe it as a Christmas turkey to be avoided like the plague.

β€œ It was kind of cheesy with a predictable and depressing storyline.

β€œ The plot itself was banal, the acting bland, and some of the scripting was stereotypical to the point of being racist.

β€œ Not the worst movie ever, but quite ho-hum.

β€œ We really enjoyed it much more than expected!

β€œ The film was absolutely funny and interesting with totally unexpected end of a plot.

β€œLast Christmas is a romantic comedy film that follows its clichΓ© roots about a young woman who does not have much luck until she meets a guy which she falls for.

β€œ Give us a hell of a break with this crappy propaganda, for crying out loud!

β€œIts not a bad film, I highly enjoyed it and was entertained and if they wanted a twist, they shouldn't have done this specific twist.

β€œ I enjoyed the story, but it was quite predictable.

β€œ Did find Henry Goulding quite bland and slightly too creepy, while Thompson is disappointingly a bit too on the melodramatic side.

β€œ Unfortunately, this film is a bit all over the place, the sentimental stuff is often hit and miss, the homelessness and charitable stuff sort of works, there a hilarious discussion of the difference between "penis" and "dick", otherwise most of the laughs are average, it is often odd and clichΓ©d, and the ghost twist is daft, overall it is a predictable, silly and disappointing seasonal romantic comedy.

β€œ It wasnt overly sappy and filled with sex scenes like the regular theater movies and even with people spoiling the "plot twist" it was still well worth the watch!

β€œ ItΒ΄s predictable, the characters are unlikeable and shallow.

β€œ I enjoyed it.

β€œ May not be for everyone judging on the other reviews, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

β€œThe story is weak and terribly boring, not to mention completely predictable.

β€œ You don't go to see what is clearly a feel good Christmas movie and expect deep dimensional characters and a complex, thrilling plot.

β€œI did find the movie to be kind of slow and boring for most of the first hour.

β€œ Last Christmas is an enjoyable watch if you know what kind of movie you're watching.

β€œ If you're bored and want to get into the Christmas spirit, go see it.

β€œ I am so 😞 that this movie was so plain and boring.

β€œ Emilia was stunning and henry was also good.

β€œ Predictable...

β€œI really enjoyed it.

β€œ Fat Nixon cultists are going to hate it, but that just makes it that much more enjoyable.

β€œ Last Christmas is an enjoyable rom com, don't get me wrong.

β€œ Plus with Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson comes 2 very entertaining and well portrayed characters that had me laughing with tears by the end of it.

β€œ All the love scenes are so cheesy and bland that it makes you want to strangle yourself with some Christmas fairy lights.

β€œ Really A Very Enjoyable Movie .

β€œ For me, the first 2/3 of the movie was too slow & Emilia's character was more annoying than likeable.

β€œ Something's don't make too much sense, there are a few miss hit jokes, but mostly, it was an enjoyable watch, even if I was the only man in a cinema with about 30 women.

β€œ I am dumbfounded how this is even considered a good movie, the screenplay, script and characters are so bland and the story is so preposterously stupid I came out of the cinema speechless at how shocking this movie truly was.

β€œ Went into this exciting a slightly rom-com tear jerker.

β€œ Worth the watch .

β€œ It is exciting now that show is over to see which roles she will undertake in the coming years.

β€œ It has humor , it has tears , it has an unexpected twist at the end and is definitely worth seeing .

β€œ Could be one of the worst movies I've seen.

β€œ But if it doesn't bother you, you may be very forgiving of it's predictable nature as it's still an easy sit.

β€œ The unexpected plot makes the movie very interesting.

β€œ Worst movie I've seen in a long time.

β€œ You are very boring.

β€œ We enjoyed it.

β€œ Aside from the annoying soundtrack, the movie itself is pretty boring.

β€œ I wouldn't recommend going to this movie and waste your money.

β€œ Made me so angry, the worst movie I've seen for years!!!

β€œ There was very little plot in the second half and it didn't grab me emotionally.

β€œ a classic clichΓ© : the selfish person matures and at the end is very caring and giving.

β€œ This is a very sweet movie that moves in very unexpected ways.

β€œ Worth watching just for them alone.

β€œ Boring MOVIE STUIPID CORNY PEOPLE IN.

β€œ Throughly enjoyed it and would happily add it to the video cllection when it comes out.

β€œ I took my wife to this movie expecting to sleep but actually enjoyed it.

β€œ The twist was too predictable and most (though not all) of the jokes fell flat.

β€œ I would've wanted for the film to explore more of the other subplots that it had because they were compelling subplots, and I thought the resolution didn't fully capture all of it.

β€œ It was pretty huge cliche and when my friend just from fun said: "Oh, I got it!

β€œ Last Christmas is a fine rom com to watch for an enjoyable time.

β€œ Dont Waste Your Time .

β€œ Boring in the first half; heart-warming for the rest.

β€œ Since comedy is subjective; others might find it funnier or a lot duller.

β€œ Was entertaining...

β€œ Don't waste your money.

β€œ Enjoyable festive fun .

β€œThere are no spoilers in this review, so I can't tell you how the movie handles Kate's transformation, from a total mess at the beginning of the film, to someone we can take to heart at the end, but I found the plot device to be quite poignant, and I left the theater with tears rolling down my face.

β€œ However, the dialogue is cringey more often than not, some of the supporting performances feel mailed in, and the plot is as predictable as you think after seeing the trailer.

β€œ The acting was appalling, it was an incredibly cliche story line with no redeemable features.

β€œ And the film was just slow and clunky for me.

β€œ It's quite a stagnant plot to me from the beginning but I'm glad to have such an unexpected and touching ending.

β€œ Due to the unexpected twist at the end the results of the jury: one cried, one fell asleep, 3x a 7 (the girls), 2x a 6.

β€œ Let's get the negatives out of the way first: the first half of the movie is pretty dull and mediocre, the music doesn't always fit the scene, the comedy is more miss than hit and the movie is full of cliches.

β€œ First off the movie is predictable.

β€œ Don't waste your money on this dross.

β€œ The supporting cast are all brilliantEmilia portrayal is both convincing and incredibly amusing, and comes across as someone we've all known, fun, unpredictable, and a personal bad decision maker.

β€œ Also I really didn't expect to get a plot twist, like I enjoyed it a lot I didn't even have any suspicion, at all.

β€œ I've watched it after long day at work, and it was unexpected, refreshing, very good scenario, took me through many kinds of emotions.

β€œ Enjoyable viewing .

β€œ The problem though was that at those points it felt a little empty, so they did kind of need him in the story.

β€œ The song does get somewhat annoying as well due to the repetitive nature.

β€œ Really unexpected twist which made me sad.

β€œ All we were left with was a plot, whose twist was both predictable and irritatingly unoriginal.

β€œ Thompson was oddly funny and entertaining in her role as Kate's mother.

β€œ What an absolutely horrible waste of time and money I won't get back.

β€œ Fell asleep .

β€œ Man pick, and we only lased 40 minutes and walked out.

β€œ Trite and insincere, "Last Christmas" is a cloying cup of holiday sneer.

β€œ Predictable and dull .

β€œ It has all the necessary elements for a romcom but also an amazing and unexpected plot twist, and Emilia Clark is radiant as main character Kate.

β€œ boring dialog...

β€œ The worst movie I've seen for a very long time.

β€œ Worth watching film .

β€œ Overall, well worth watching, just be prepared for something a bit deeper than yeat another silly little Christmas-themed romantic comedy.

β€œ Great story with an unexpected ending.