A group of very different individuals with varying ideas of how to face the end come together as the apocalypse is expected to hit in six hours at the turn of the century.
Starring a host of Canadian cinema luminaries, from Sandra Oh to David Cronenberg, actor-turned-director Don McKellar made a Y2K infused cult classic of the apocalypse genre with Last Night. Delightfully conversational, mysterious, and bittersweet, this is one of the hidden gems of the 1990s.
"You want a drink? I got drinks." Last Night's relatively upbeat, light-drenched apocalypse might make a nice chaser to Melancholia. Both films climax in Earth-obliterating collisions with foreign bodies, but von Trier's is truly foreign, a space invader, while McKellar's is, well, family--the very same, life-giving sun that stars on the "get well soon" cards drawn by Patrick's wife's students as she lay dying.
A haunting and deceptively simple film. Begins as a delightfully Canadian character drama but somehow pulls you into the question of the film. I loved how little was explained about the cause which made its impact so universal.