LAST CHANCE HARVEY
NOON, SCT ★★★
The slender premise driving this genteel romance does not promise much. Nevertheless, its accomplished leads deliver more than expected. Emma Thompson plays an endearingly dowdy Miss Lonely Heart. Dustin Hoffman plays a semi-endearingly downtrodden Mister Lifelong Loser. They meet. They make eyes. They muddle along through a rapid courtship during a weekend in London. Hoffman and Thompson are not a romantic pairing that immediately comes to mind, but their lively chemistry will surprise and delight many viewers. A quietly funny movie most of the time, and unashamedly sincere all of the time.