Review: Last Night in Soho

"Edgar Wright adventures in this psychological thriller with old Hollywood references, ghosts and even travels through time. It’s a very exciting and fresh film with two powerful performances of the leading actresses."
Por Dafne Venet
Jul 27, 2022

If you like mystery and drama, dive into this exciting film set between the 1960s and present London.

Edgar Wright adventures in this psychological thriller with old Hollywood references, ghosts and even travels through time. It’s a very exciting and fresh film with two powerful performances of the leading actresses. It follows the life of Eloise, a countryside girl that pursues her dream to become a fashion designer in metropolis London. Since the beginning of the film, Eloise is presented as a unique, quiet and unbothered young woman, with music tastes stretching back to the 1960s and abilities beyond this realm. She lives a rather uncomplicated life with her grandmother and occasionally through her visions, sees her deceased mother. 



She’s accepted to study in a prestigious fashion design school in the big city to pursue her and her mother’s dream to be a fashion designer. Eloise was wary about the dangers of London, but nothing could prepare her for what was about to happen. She moved to the student dorms of her fashion design school, but she was not comfortable with the party lifestyle, the mean comments and the competition her roomie and the other students had, so she quickly moved out. She found a room that was for rent in a big old house. An old lady lived there her whole life and rented the room above, she had very strict rules but Eloise was willing to obey them. She was happy with the simplicity of her new room and the solitude she had for herself. 

Little did she know that at night, Eloise would embark into the past to the 1960s with fancy dresses, luxury cars and shining lights.

She witnessed the story of young Sandie, an aspiring singer. Eloise finds herself in a renowned bar called Café de Paris following the footsteps of Sandie, looking for an opportunity to be a star. Sandie encounters a dashing young man called Jack, he was a well known guy with contacts to spare to make any person famous, but the road to fame is paved with villainous intentions, especially in the 60s. Jack lured Sandie with his charm and promised her she was going to be a star, but a big turn of events put Sandie’s and Eloise’s world upside down. Connected through a dreamscape, Eloise finds herself entangled in a storyline full of mystery and twists in the 1960s. You cannot miss it! 

Dafne Venet

Dafne Venet

Arts & Books writer of The Bookish Man.
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