The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing and Last Night is one of the entries with a couple of big names…and lots of pretty:
Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington play a Manhattan married couple, apart from each other for one night and each tempted by an attractive outsider. Eva Mendes and French actor Guillaume Canet (who I initially thought was Patrick Dempsey with a bad accent) play the enticing potential bedmates. Though it seems like a simple tale of a married couple tempted to stray, I’ve read a couple of reviews that intimate the film is more than the sum of this trailer, which has the requisite pensive feel and moody piano. I’m not a huge Keira Knightley fan, but she is a standout in the clip and she’s receiving great reviews for her performance. Plucky little accent!
Why do we watch films like this? Are the married among us living vicariously or do we need/hope for reminders of the consequences of cheating? Hell if I know, but I do watch them.
Last Night is directed by Massy Tadjedin (The Jacket) and also stars Griffin Dunne and Daniel Eric Gold. It’s available On Demand and will hit theaters in limited release May 6, 2011.