When it comes to original movies Netflix has evolved into a powerhouse. In 2018 Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” received tons of praise and end of the year awards. 2019 was even bigger with movies like “Marriage Story”, “The Irishman”, and others earning the streaming giant a whopping 24 Oscar nominations. It hasn’t taken them long to excite us for 2020.
“The Last Thing He Wanted” is a political thriller with an eye-catching cast: Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, and Willem Dafoe. More exciting is it’s the follow up film for director and co-writer Dee Rees. Her last movie “Mudbound” was one of my favorites from 2017 so this is a must-see for me. The first trailer has landed and things look promising.
We won’t have to wait long. “The Last Thing He Wanted” premieres at Sundance then hits Netflix ￼on February 21st. Check out the new trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
Honestly, this looks good. Kind of reminds me of Salvador by Oliver Stone (when he used to make good movies). Plus, seeing Queen Anne in a meaty role like this has me excited as I know she can bring it.
I’m with you. The cast look fantastic and I’m REALLY excited to see what Dee Rees does next.
It has the feel of a “movie of the week” in the trailer. Good cast, even if an increasingly tired plotline. Yes, I’ll give it a chance on netflix. No way would I go to a theater to watch it.
Didn’t do much for you? I gotta say I’m pretty excited. I like the cast but really liked the director’s last movie “Mudbound”. Did you ever see that one?
Haven’t seen “Mudbound.” Is that also on netflix?
Yes indeed! It was a Netflix film that I really think deserved more Oscar nominations. Love that movie.
Me too. This could potentially be right up my alley.
A political thriller with that cast? Count me in!
Exactly. It won’t be long.
Such a big fan of Dee Rees. Pariah and Mudbound both made my favourites in their years of release. I’m looking forward to this!
YES! Mudbound blew me away. I’ll see anything she does next. And with the cast. 👍🏼