The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)


“In a perfect world we make perfect choices. In the real world we make real choices.” – Elena McMahon

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jul 2020)

Brief Synopsis – During the 1980’s, a reporter dealing with Central America gets wind of a plot to arms the Contras in Nicaragua and gets in too deep with a growing conspiracy.

My Take on it – It doesn’t happen often that I say to myself that I should have listened to someone else’s warning about a movie, but this is definitely one of those cases.

This was a terrible film that had a good plot, but due to the fact that they think that the story is even more intelligent than it truly is, they present things in a very strange way that hurts things too much.

This movie has a great cast that is completely wasted largely due to the fact that their characters aren’t developed well enough.

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem DaFoe and Rosie Perez all should have known better than to have signed off on this mess.

The story lacks any real focus and constantly keeps changing directions which ends up making things even more convoluted and confusing as things move along.

This story is based on a novel that probably works much better than this film since they don’t have the ability on screen to really flesh out this kind of story and characters.

This makes things far more confusing than necessary and doesn’t help to keep the audience interested.

The film is presented in a way that leaves things far too incoherent and incomprehensible which is not a way to gain a following or even an audience.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that thinks it is more intelligent than it truly is. Great cast is wasted in these very strange roles that aren’t developed well at all. The story itself keeps changing directions which makes thing even more confusing and convoluted for its own good. The story is based on a novel that is probably much better because they have the ability to give much more exposition in the paper medium than on screen which allows for things to make more sense for the audience.  The way that they do it here is far too incoherent and incomprehensible.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Infamously noted as being the lowest rated (most disliked) movie on Netflix. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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