The Last Great Wilderness (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Buddy Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Denmark , United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Last Great Wilderness is a sometimes beguiling, sometimes eerie and sometimes silly movie set in the Scottish highlands. It starts as a fairly conventional buddy road movie and then becomes an odd mixture of horror, psychological thriller, and black comedy. It has an engagingly unpolished feel, the performances are generally good, and cinematographer Simon Dennis provides atmospheric digital video images of the Scottish landscape. Unfortunately, the screenwriters are only partially successful at piecing together the different parts of the story to form a coherent whole. Some of the characters are too self-consciously quirky and the story meanders aimlessly at times. Still, there are some entertaining moments, pleasing soundtrack tunes from the Pastels (who also appear in a party scene), an intriguing combination of supernatural mystery and goofy humor, and even a couple of scenes with emotional resonance.