Emilia Clarke Falls in Love in “Last Christmas” Trailer

Though the nation is still experiencing the after-effects of a torturous heatwave, it is, by calendar standards, beginning to feel a bit like Christmas - even if it is all in our head. To celebrate the upcoming season (and hopefully cooler temperatures), Universal has just unveiled the first trailer for their holiday offering, Last Christmas.

Directed by comedic mastermind Paul Feig and written by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Last Christmas tells the story of Kate (Emilia Clarke), an aspiring singer who leaves a trail of bad decisions in her wake as she galavants around in an elf suit, all thanks to her job at a year-round Christmas shop.

But then Tom (Henry Golding) enters the picture.

Based on the trailer Last Christmas looks to be nothing more than a star-studded Hallmark Christmas movie event. I’m hoping it offers a bit more, but then again, we all find ourselves glued to the television, hell-bent on catching endless hours of feel-good simplicity by way of love, mistletoe, and holiday cheer. So maybe Universal is on to something here.

Co-starring Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson and featuring music by George Michael, including the holiday classic of the film’s title, Last Christmas hopes to enchant audiences when it hits theaters on November 8.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.