Last Christmas ★★

Written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, this romantic comedy debacle starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has an unsatisfactory script that is almost as hackneyed as the final season of the HBO fantasy television series where she made her name. Based on the 1984 Christmas song by Wham and directed by Paul Feig (A Simple Favour) it comprises enormous amounts of overused tropes, betrays any originality and contains a horrendous scene of disabled homeless people auditioning for a talent show which is intended to be amusing.

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