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4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

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A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

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Abel Ferrara

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Abel Ferrara
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shanyn Leigh ... Skye
Willem Dafoe ... Cisco
Tony Redman Tony Redman ... Man on phone (voice)
Pat Kiernan ... News Anchor / News Anchor
Francis Kuipers Francis Kuipers ... Teddy
Selena Mars ... Skype Dancer
Justin Restivo Justin Restivo ... Suicide
Bojana Vasik Bojana Vasik ... Woman with coat
Trung Nguyen Trung Nguyen ... Delivery Boy
Triana Jackson Triana Jackson ... Cisco's Daughter
Dierdra McDowell ... Cisco's Ex
Natasha Lyonne ... Tina
Anita Pallenberg ... Sky's Mother
Paul Hipp ... Noah
José Solano ... Drug Dealer
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A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

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Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

4:44 - O Fim do Mundo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,355, 25 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,738, 30 March 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Bland Final Day
16 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

** (out of 4)

Abel Ferrara's look at the final day on Earth centers on an actor (Willem Dafoe) and his painter girlfriend (Shanyn Leigh) as both of them have different emotions on the big day. 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH isn't a complete success but it's not the disaster that some people made it out to be. It's pretty strange that with so many stories that could be told about the final day, director Ferrara took a rather bland couple to make a film about. These people basically have sex, talk, paint, fight and try to come to terms with dying. None of this stuff is all that extraordinary and it doesn't even seem like Ferrara wanted to do anything too outrageous. For the most part the film is pretty simple from start to finish and it's quite laid back as well. Those expecting something crazy from the controversial director aren't going to find it here, although we are treated to one rather graphic sex scene. The performances for the most part are extremely good with Dafoe stealing the film but this here isn't anything new. The actor is so calm, cool and collective in the part that the character becomes quite memorable even though he isn't given much to do in the story. Leigh is also good in her part as is Natasha Lyonne and Paul Hipp in their small roles. 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH is far from bad but at the same time the entire picture just has a bland feel to it. Fans of the director or Dafoe might want to check it out but others should probably stay away.


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