So did you hear that the world is supposed to end tomorrow! Something about the Rapture?  I’m not too sure, I’ve never been a fan of the NBA.  Imagine the world ending before I get to meet Mandy Moore, it just doesn’t seem fair, does it?

But all this talk about the world ending got me remembering about my favourite Canadian movie of all time: Last Night. The thirteen-year-old movie has an all-star Canadian cast that includes Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley and David Cronenburg. It’s about what is essentially supposed to happen tomorrow night, the last night of the world.  It asks one simple question: What would you do?

What’s great about this movie is that it isn’t an action flick with a hero trying to save the world.  Instead it focuses on a society that has essentially accepted that their lives will soon before, so they should cherish what precious hours they have left.  There’s never any mention of what is causing the apocalyptic events, but truth be told, it doesn’t even matter.  The character’s story lines vary from a couple who meet with only a few hours left, a man trying to have sex with as many people as possible and a troubled family saying their goodbyes.  I guess it’s like Love, Actually except they all die.

If you’re planning on spending Saturday night at home, I can’t recommend Last Night enough.  I’ve a done a little research and it might be difficult to track down, but just trust me and know that it is worth the little leg work you might have to do. It’s available on Amazon and probably at a Blockbuster…if you can find one that is still open.  Sadly, Netflix hasn’t picked up this movie yet, but they definitely should.

Check out the trailer, if anything, it might give you a few ideas for Saturday night.

Good luck!

Mike Morrison


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  2. Best. Movie. Ever. Seriously, ‘Last Night’ is my favourite Don McKellar film. And if nothing else, watch it to see Hetty King (the late Jackie Burroughs) from ‘Road to Avonlea’ make an appearance.

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