The Last Station
There are always movies that make you think about your existence, make you feel sad or happy, or just make you laugh. I am an avid movie watcher. One of my all-time favorite movies is Last Station. When I first decided to watch this movie it was because it starred James McAvoy (yep, I said it). I didn’t know what to expect from this movie because I am not really into period pieces. However, Last Station was an excellent film with superb acting and a great storyline. It is about Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and it has a couple of risqué scenes that add depth to the movie.
There are quite a few films that are based on books and this is one of them. Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy’s Final Year is a biographical novel written by Jay Parini. It shows the relationships between Tolstoy, his wife, and his lead disciple. I think the movie, which stars Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy, Helen Mirren as his devoted wife, and James McAvoy as his personal secretary, did a great job following the flow of the book. In order to enjoy the films completely, I prefer to watch the movie before reading the book. I am more of a visual person and I don’t like to know what is going to happen in advance.
If you want to watch something really good, I would highly recommend Last Station. It’s a movie that will keep your interest and in the process you’ll learn something about the iconic Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.