Actor Bob Balaban's first forays into directing were PARENTS and MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK, bizarre and off-putting pieces of comic-horror juvenilia. A promising change of pace, THE LAST GOOD TIME is a reflective, lyrical tale about rediscovering love near the end of life.
Retired violinist Joseph Kopple (Armin Mueller-Stahl) dwells alone in a fastidiously neat urban flat. Widowed, sixtyish neighbor Ida (Maureen Stapleton) shyly tries to attract his attention, but Kopple sticks to a set routine of reading and conversations with his only friend, who is dying in the
hospital (veteran character actor Lionel Stander, in his final performance). During a domestic disturbanc...