#MovieReview ~ My Last Day Without You

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Director: Stefan C. Schaefer
Romance | Drama 
Length: 1 hr/33 mins
Starring: Nicole Beharie | Ken Duken

About (IMDb)
On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.

Available: DVD (BN & Amazon) | Amazon Prime

My Review

So last night I was FINALLY able to watch My Last Day Without You. This is one of those movies where it’s a love at first sight kind of thing right? a real true romance you don’t see in movies much anymore.

Niklas who is a German business man is in NY for one day and that is to close down the NYC office of the company he works for. You can tell that he is struggling with this but he has a job to do and well as he says in the movie “It’s nothing personal”. A job needs to be done and he is the man to do it.

But it just so happens that on this latest trip of corporate shutdowns he runs into Leticia, a musician who just so happens to work in the office he’s been sent to close as a secretary. He doesn’t knows this at the moment. Ticia sees him sitting in a cafe and dude looks like he has something heavy on his mind so she talks to him and offers him her CD. Niklas is smitten from the door.

From here the movie follows the characters as they struggle with this instant attraction. Ticia not really knowing Niklas but there is something about him that is different, she sees it….feels it. Niklas pretty much feels the same but his problem lies in revealing to her that he is the man that has basically left her without a job.

I thought the movie was excellent. It wasn’t cheesy and overdone, it was just a beautiful subtle story of two people who have a chance encounter and fall instantly in love. Little things about each of them is what drew them to one another and me to this movie. There are great side stories as well. Ticia dealing with her father, her father finding love again after his wife’s passing and another part of the movie that was great for me was Niklas’s driver Mahdi, the man who kept telling him he can’t just “work” all the time, lols.

So, will Niklas and Ticia take a chance on love? Will we end up in NY or Germany? Ah I will never tell, lols. I waited a whole year to see this movie and I was not disappointed at all. I love Nicole B and Ken Duken was so easy on my eyes, lols. Also, just the fact that this was a interracial movie got the fire lit under me :D

So, don’t believe in love at first sight? finding love in maybe 24 hours? I believe My Last Day Without You will change your mind. It’s definitely a feel good movie, I smiled and laughed alot. It's also based on the true story of a man who met his wife on a Brooklyn subway during a business trip to NY...I totally love that!

This movie was hard for me to find, it's on DVD...but ya'll know I don't get out much and it wasn't on Netflix ): I finally took a chance and invested in Amazon Prime’s subscription and with it, I got to watch this and I get to watch other movies instantly. Lawd, I ain't never gonna meet a man, lmbo! seriously though...great movie.

*I only give it a 9 because I wanted a better ending. It was good but kind of sudden....

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