Is life wonderful? Last Christmas asks the festively big questions

(image courtesy IMP Awards)

The romantic comedy stars Emilia Clarke (
Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor) and Emma Thompson, and is directed by Paul Feig (A Simple Favor) from a script written by Academy Award winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) and playwright Bryony Kimmings inspired by a George Michael beat.

Kate (Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart . . . and you gotta have faith.

Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film will also premiere brand new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career. (synopsis (c) Coming Soon)

I love the romance of Christmas!

I love romance at Christmas!

Bring the two together like Paul Feig is doing with Last Christmas and well, frankly I am yours, with or without chocolate sultanas (they are my favourite festive treat so throw them and I am definitely yours for the duration).

The newly-released trailer gives us a good, hard look at this film in which Kate’s schmozzle of a life gets a much-need positive shake-up when the mysterious Tom shows just when he’s needed.

In fact, he shows in such a timely fashion that people have begun to wonder if he might indeed be … a ghost?

It’s not such a weird idea, right Charles Dickens?

Anyway, according to Paul Feig, quoted in EW, this is not your average Christmas rom-com – it poignantly features the movie of the late George Michael who gave the film his blessing – which makes it all the more wonderful and means that yes, pretty much anything could happen.

“We refer to it as a dramatic romantic comedy. It’s got the idea of romance, but also of somebody trying to repair their life — of familial tensions and how a family is falling apart and what it takes to put a family back together and dealing with the aftermath of difficult situations.”

Last Christmas opens on & November in Australia, 8 November in USA, and 15 November in UK.

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