Set in New York City, Last Night is the story of a married couple that while apart for one night, is confronted by temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage. Joanna (Academy Award(R) nominee Keira Knightley) and Michael Reed (Sam Worthington) are 7 years into a successful and happy relationship. They are moving along in their lives together until Joanna meets Laura (Eva Mendes), the stunningly beautiful work colleague whom Michael never mentioned. While Michael is away with Laura on a business trip, Joanna runs into an old but never quite forgotten love, Alex (Guillaume Canet) and agrees to have drinks with him. As the night progresses and temptation increases for the couple, each must confront who they are inside and outside of their relationship. Last Night is ultimately a film about choices - the choice you make to be with someone, to give yourself physically and emotionally, and how to survive all three.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The will-they-or-won't-they structure is a bit facile, but Last Night is on to something fascinating.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 05.04.2011
Tadjedin shows an intimate understanding of how couples communicate through ellipses and of all that remains unsaid even amid torrents of angry words.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 05.05.2011
It's hard to care about the fate of a marriage that never quite comes into focus.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 05.05.2011
He's withheld and she's, frankly, grating. So we don't really care if they weather the current storm, because sooner or later they're bound to get divorced, anyway.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 05.05.2011