Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Dustin Hoffman, 71, thought he'd make another movie as an even more unlikely romantic lead than ever, this time snagging British beauty Emma Thompson in "Last Chance Harvey," in which he and his 20-plus-years junior co-star challenge each other to a "shitty day" contest on a chance meeting. Already we're in trouble.
It's time for Hoffman to play the crusty old grandpa in an ABC shitcom, or a crabby pharmaceutical spokesperson like Wilford Brimley, not the object of pathetic affection in a fizzy holiday romantic comedy. Feh.