Reviewed bySteve BVote: 7/10/10
Folks who dig a good family drama will really like this!
I would say this is a very good film, but not the best of films, forme. I want to see what she comes up with next! The film is not apartnered film with Amazon, but it shows the release date of 3/29/2016and I watched it today, 4/2 so it is hot off the press, released there,I guess.
This is not my type of film. Emotional drama. Some mystery. I like thesetting and the idea of the story very well. I also like thewriter/actor starring in this. The story is crafted pretty well, butunraveling the internals of family relationships....is not thatcaptivating. I think the mystery should have focused more on themystery of finding this final treasure.
Reviewed byDavid Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 5/10/10
Greetings again from the darkness. Their father's sudden death after aheart attack reunites an estranged brother and sister. Disclosing thatthis was the second heart attack for the dad but the first that hisoffspring knew of provides all the back story one needs to understandthe struggles these two have in connecting with each other and makingpeace with the past and present.
The dad (Art LaFleur, Field of Dreams) was a bit eccentric, and one ofhis traditions was an annual treasure hunt for his kids Oliver (CaseyNelson) and Lucy (Kate Murdoch). When these now young adults show upfor the reading of the will, they are taken aback by their father'slast wish an elaborate 6 clue final treasure hunt to uncover the truedetails of their inheritance. Oliver and Lucy grudgingly team up tosolve the clues.
Of course, the emotional roller-coaster kicks in and these two bickerlike brother and sister, dredging up past memories both good and bad well, mostly bad. It's only fair that a massive melodrama caution flagis waved here. There are some realistic moments as the siblings pickand prod each other as only this relationship can; however, much moretime is spent as each of them deal with their own baggage ofself-loathing.
The supporting cast adds a welcome change of pace from thebrother-sister thing, as we get Cousin Alfred (Jeff Grace) an oddbird with a camera who wants to buy the dad's house; neighbor Gary(Charles Hoyes) who was good friends with the dad and adds clarity tothe situation; and Oliver's girlfriend Susan (Kandis Erickson) who hasmuch to fight through herself. In addition to these characters, thehouse and the island locale loom large in most scenes, as do thevolumes of books throughout each room.
Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson not only co-star in the film, but alsoco-wrote the script, which provides the foundation for director PatrickBiesemans first feature film.
Reviewed byjeffvernonVote: /10
The Last Treasure Hunt is a wonderfully engaging drama about a brother,Oliver(Casey Nelson), and his sister Lucy (Kate Murdoch), who meet atthe family home after the sudden death of their father. Casey and Katealso wrote the screenplay and they have great on screen chemistry.
Oliver is about to be a father with his girlfriend Susan, an excellentKandis Erickson. The two have a book store which is not doing well -they are facing eviction.
Lucy is a free spirit who is the opposite of Oliver in most every way.To bring the two closer together, the father has requested in his willthat the siblings finish a treasure hunt that he prepared for them.
As Oliver and Lucy work their way through the clues in an attempt tofinish the hunt, and receive their inheritance, we are treated to somewonderful moments of sibling rivalry that spring to life thanks to theexcellent script and acting.
There are moments of comedy thanks to Jeff Grace, who plays thesomewhat eccentric photographer cousin, and some sentimental sceneswith the father's best friend Gary, played by Charles Hoyes.
The locations on the east coast are beautiful, the musical soundtrackis a treat, and the direction by Patrick Biesemans is engaging. Forthose looking for an adult drama with top-notch acting and a finescript, The Last Treasure Hunt does not disappoint.
Oliver and Lucy Sinclair were raised on treasure hunts. Their father would hold a hunt each year, sending his children gallivanting around the house and island to find hidden prizes and secrets. But, like all children do, Oliver and Lucy grew up. After a year of estrangement, their eccentric father unexpectedly passes away, and the two siblings journey back home to put his affairs in order. Oliver leaves behind a very pregnant girlfriend, Susan, and a less than successful small business, while Lucy skips out on her studies, which she is more than happy to do. After a night of uncomfortable tension, they meet with their father's lawyer. Instead of being handed a standard will, the two are met with something unexpected... A treasure hunt. Oliver and Lucy discover that they must solve the hunt in order to receive their father's inheritance. So begins their call to adventure. One last treasure hunt. As the Sinclairs traverse the island, fighting and finding clues, they're forced to deal ...