About the Film
The final years of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy comes to the screen with Christopher Plummer in the lead role and Helen Mirren portraying his wife, Sofya. Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy, and Anne-Marie Duff co-star. After almost fifty years of marriage, Sofya finds her life turned upside down when her famous husband renounces his noble title, property and his family in favor of the new politics of socialism fostered by his friend Chertkov. She must marshal all her strength and guile to protect her family and her husband’s legacy. This is a complex, funny, rich and emotional story about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it.
Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent. – Claudia Puig, USA Today