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  • Summary: One Last Thing… is the story of Dylan Jameison (Angarano), a 16 year-old kid from an industrial town in Pennsylvania, who has terminal cancer, and who's living life as fast as he can. When a charitable organization, "United Wish Givers," grants Dylan a last wish, he initially chooses to goOne Last Thing… is the story of Dylan Jameison (Angarano), a 16 year-old kid from an industrial town in Pennsylvania, who has terminal cancer, and who's living life as fast as he can. When a charitable organization, "United Wish Givers," grants Dylan a last wish, he initially chooses to go fishing with his football hero, Jason O'Malley. But that's not what he really wants. In a moment of inspiration during the locally televised news conference, Dylan reveals that his true final wish is to spend a weekend with supermodel Nikki Sinclair (Mabrey). (Magnolia Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. The across-the-board strong performances indicate a sure directorial hand. Everyone is made vivid, down to the smallest roles.
  2. 60
    Formulaic but refreshingly low-key weepie.
  3. Too dark to be very funny, too mushy to be pitch black.
  4. For all of its admirable intentions, the awkward melding of movie-of-the-week tragedy, non-denominational salvation drama and teen sex comedy mistakes banality for conviction.
  5. 42
    The real problem with One Last Thing… isn't that it's a teen sex comedy or a sappy melodrama, it's that it can't make up its mind.
  6. 0
    A movie so bad it's not even worth watching on DVD.

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  1. NicoletteN.
    May 12, 2006
    8
    I saw this movie at the Toronto Film Festival and I loved it. It might be too sappy for some people, but I found this one of the few movies I saw this movie at the Toronto Film Festival and I loved it. It might be too sappy for some people, but I found this one of the few movies about a kid dying of a terrible disease where the kid actually acted like a real kid. The teenangers appeared to act like, and be played by actual teenagers (refreshing) and the relationships between the protagonist and his friends kept the story grounded in reality. I think if you go into this movie expecting a teen sex comedy you will be disappointed, but if you enjoy watching a story that makes you ask questions, and think about life and what makes you happy, this could be a good choice. I tried to think about what I would wish for if I were a terminally ill teenager -- I probably would have wanted to see George Michael perform Kissing a Fool live.If I asked myself the same question now, I might want to visit France and consume nothing but wine and cheese for a week. At the end of the movie I will admit I was weeping like a Democrat on election day, but I didn't feel manipulated - every performance was restrained, particularly Cynthia Nixon. I loved this movie. I laughed. I cried. I laughed. I cried. Expand
  2. ElliottH.
    Oct 7, 2006
    8
    I cheated and read the MetaCritic ratings before I rated the movie. This is a perfect example of a movie jaded film critics would hate and I cheated and read the MetaCritic ratings before I rated the movie. This is a perfect example of a movie jaded film critics would hate and naive filmgoers like me would love. I suggest reading the synopsis before watching but not reading any reviews. At that point your expectations should be quite low. Then you can sit back and enjoy a nicely written, well acted, finely directed little movie. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2010
    8
    I agree with ElliotH. @ how critics could taint one's view of a move if all we listened to are the compendium of what rottentomatoes.comI agree with ElliotH. @ how critics could taint one's view of a move if all we listened to are the compendium of what rottentomatoes.com reviews show how we should spend our movie dollars. I have seen this movie multiple times and catch new elements to it every time. Even if one can't totally believe the story, the characters are so believable. And I will follow many of the main and bit actors in it for their great work. Thank you, Sundance Channel, for airing it again and again! This day I'm lying in my every-few days of pain from an AIDS side effect, and I don't want sympathy -- just the empathy of this flick! Expand

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