The Last Word 2017


The Last Word Storyline

Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett’s life, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) to pen her life story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Lauler’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she’ll be remembered, dragging Anne along as an unwilling accomplice. As their journey unfolds, the two women develop a strong bond which not only alters Harriet’s legacy but also Anne’s future.
Release date: March 3, 2017 (USA)
Box office: 1.4 million USD


Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine
Amanda Seyfried Amanda Seyfried
AnnJewel Lee Dixon AnnJewel Lee Dixon
Brenda (as Annjewel Lee Majestic Dixon)
Thomas Sadoski Thomas Sadoski
Robin Sands
Philip Baker Hall Philip Baker Hall
Gedde Watanabe Gedde Watanabe
Tom Everett Scott Tom Everett Scott
Ronald Odom
Joel Murray Joel Murray
Joe Mueller
Yvette Freeman Yvette Freeman
Valeri Ross Valeri Ross
Wanda Byers (as Valerie Ross)
Anne Heche Anne Heche
Steven Culp Steven Culp
Sam Serman
Adina Porter Adina Porter
Bree Wilson
Todd Louiso Todd Louiso
Dr. Morgan
Chloe Wepper Chloe Wepper
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