The Last Word (2008 film)

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The Last Word
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeoffrey Haley
Produced byDavid Hillary
Alexandra Milchan
Timothy Wayne Peternel
Bonnie Timmermann
Jack Utsick
Written byGeoffrey Haley
StarringWinona Ryder
Wes Bentley
Ray Romano
Music byJohn Swihart
Release date
  • April 20, 2008 (2008-04-20)
CountryUnited States

The Last Word is an offbeat romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Haley. It stars Winona Ryder and Wes Bentley. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and had a wider release in 2008.


An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley) makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder), the free-spirited sister of his latest client, Evan has no choice but to lie about his relationship to her late, lamented brother. Curiously attracted by his evasive charms, a smitten Charlotte begins her pursuit, forcing Evan to juggle an amorous new girlfriend, a sarcastic new client (Ray Romano) and an ever-increasing mountain of lies.


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