The Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried-starrer “The Last Word” will connect to Filipinos the way Star Cinema produced films do, said the film outfit's New Media manager Gian Carlo Vizcarra.
“It matches the core market of Star Cinema. It’s about a strong woman who wants to rewrite her life,” Gian explained at the film’s bloggers conference last Wednesday, March 8.
“It’s very Filipino kasi the sensibilities ng pelikula centers on family and friendship. The unlikely friendship of a mean woman to a promising writer,” he added.
“The Last Word” serves as the second foreign film distributed by Star Cinema this year after the huge local and international success of Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” in February.
“['The Last Word'] is in sync naman with everything that Star Cinema stands for: quality, family movie, and well-acted.”
Shirley plays Harriet Lauler in “The Last Word,” a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman, played by Amanda, to pen her life's story.
When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future.
Directed by Mark Pellington, “The Last Word” premieres in Philippine cinemas this March 22, distributed by Star Cinema.
Shirley is the star of classic films like “Terms of Endearment,” “Can-can,” and “The Apartment” among many others.
On the other hand, Amanda is known for her roles in “Dear John,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Les Miserables.” She is also played as Karen Smith in the iconic film “Mean Girls.”
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