The Last Station (2009)

The Last Station was released on DVD on June 22, 2010
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Storyline:

Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, and James McAvoy lead an impeccable cast in The Last Station, a sweet comedy-drama about the final days of the Russian novelist Tolstoy. Nineteenth-century paparazzi lurk outside of Tolstoy’s estate, hoping to snatch a picture of the rumored strife between the world-famous writer (Plummer, The Insider), who’s launched an antimaterialist movement, and his aristocratic wife, Sofya (Mirren, The Queen). Also lurking is Tolstoy’s aide, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti, Sideways), who despises Sofya and pushes to change Tolstoy’s will to prevent Sofya from inheriting the royalties from Tolstoy’s books. Into this nest of conflict comes a young secretary, Valentin (McAvoy, Atonement), who idolizes Tolstoy and strives to live by the principles of abstinence and vegetarianism… only to find his purity tested by sensual temptations (including a headstrong young woman played by Kerry Condon ofRome) and an unexpected sympathy for Sofya. Moments of sly comedy keep The Last Station from becoming overly literary. The movie as a whole lacks the emotional punch it reaches for, but every scene is a polished jewel, expertly and passionately crafted by the actors and writer-director Michael Hoffman (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), rich with feeling and social detail. Mirren, of course, is superb, with a wonderful portrayal of a woman who can’t help turning her genuine passions into a performance that repels her husband. 

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On DVD:

US DVD Release Date June 22, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 112 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date June 22, 2010
Actors Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Patrick Kennedy, Kerry Condon, Anne-Marie Duff, John Sessions, Tomas Spencer
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA R (Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity)
Gross $6,616,974
Genre(s) Drama
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