Essentially a love story about a writer trying to choose among success, his best friend, and a lover with a mysterious past, THE LAST WORD also takes a few digs at Hollywood. Unfortunately, the script here cannot match the ambitious aims of the premise.
Martin (Timothy Hutton), a Detroit columnist with a new book, goes to a party with his mob-connected buddy Doc (Joe Pantoliano). He meets Sara (Michelle Burke), a stripper who agrees to be interviewed for a story. As she tells him personal secrets, they feel a growing attraction. Soon they become
In trouble with the mob over gambling debts, Doc begs Martin to let him produce the film version of his b...