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Last Night

Last Night''You can be happy and still be tempted.'' So says Michael (Sam Worthington), one half of a chic New York couple whom we follow in parallel extramarital...Last NightDramaPT93MR''You can be happy and still be tempted.'' So says Michael (Sam Worthington), one half of a chic New York couple whom we follow in parallel extramarital...2011-05-05Guillaume CanetEva MendesGuillaume Canet, Eva Mendes
Guillaume Canet, Keira Knightley | CONFRONTED BY TEMPTATION Keira Knightley and Guillaume Canet are flirting with disaster in Last Night

CONFRONTED BY TEMPTATION Keira Knightley and Guillaume Canet are flirting with disaster in Last Night (JoJo Whilden)

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Last Night

Genre: Drama; Starring: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Guillaume Canet, Eva Mendes; Director: Massy Tadjedin; Author: Massy Tadjedin; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

”You can be happy and still be tempted.” So says Michael (Sam Worthington), one half of a chic New York couple whom we follow in parallel extramarital flirtations. Will Joanna (Keira Knightley), reunited with an old flame (Guillaume Canet), go to bed with him? Will Michael give in to the seductions of his colleague (Eva Mendes)? The will-they-or-won’t-they structure is a bit facile, but Last Night is on to something fascinating. It meditates on the meaning of adultery: the purposes it serves, beyond sex. Knightley and Worthington create a fragile, touching chemistry. (Also available via on demand) B+

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Originally posted May 5 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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