||The most exciting aspect of The Last Time is that it contains a hero about whom we continually learn things, right up until the final scene. And while Keaton has the film's most overtly dynamic part, Amber Valletta is nearly as good in a more difficult role as Belisa. The mechanisms of the story require her to keep a great deal of her personality submerged until late in the film, but throughout the piece she finds subtle ways to convey the multiple, sometimes even contradictory, reasons that motivate her behavior. The plotting involving Ted and Jamie's workplace feels a touch manufactured compared to the natural quality that imbues the love triangle, but in the end, The Last Time is less a tale of corporate nastiness than a highly unconventional love story. It alternates between bleak cynicism and a genuinely romantic sensibility, and this unusual combination makes the movie a great vehicle for Keaton and Valletta, and a compelling drama for the audience.