In the ten years I've been coming to the Sundance Film Festival, Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's novel The Last Thing He Wanted is easily one of the biggest disappointments I've encountered. I enjoyed Rees' breakthrough film Pariah and adored her 2017 movie Mudbound, but The Last Thing He Wanted feels like the work of a completely different filmmaker—one who has no idea what she's doing. A picture that's intended as a cross between a journalism thriller and a family drama ends up as an impenetrable slog of nonsensical plot points and thin …
Mudbound director Dee Rees is back in action on Netflix with a new film debuting at Sundance Film Festival next week, and the streaming service has debuted the first trailer. Based on the Joan Didion novel of the same name, The Last Thing He Wanted stars Anne Hathaway as a single mother and hardened journalist investigating Contra activity in Central America, far away from home, where she faces frustrations over censorship, struggles with her ailing father (Willen Dafoe) (who turns out to be a key player in the story she's trying to break,) and winds up inheriting his position …
Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, and Willem Dafoe star in the trailer for Netflix and Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's book, The Last Thing He Wanted.