THE LAST SHIFT - Review
THE LAST SHIFT
Release Date: September 25, 2020
Director: Andrew Cohn
Stars: Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie, Ed O'Neill
Plot: A man retiring after 38 years at his fast food job spends his last week training his replacement
Clint Says: See this in theaters when you can
Richard Jenkins is a fantastic actor, and his performance in this film is nothing short of a master class. Add to that the amazing performance by Shane Paul McGhie and you have a solid foundation for a very good film.
The story is interesting if not exciting. Seeing the conflict that arises between a white man that made a career out of a fast food job and the young, black man that is hired to replace him, but couldn't care less about the job, is a fascinating slice of life in modern day America.
This isn't your typical big screen flick that is filled with a lot of flashy moments, rather it is a film that tells a story of people from different worlds where their lives cross. This means that the film ends when their lives move apart. For many, the ending will feel odd and incomplete, for some, you will love it.
This isn't the kind of movie that you go to see to escape life and eat some candy. This is a film you go to see because you love cinema and the way that it can display a story like no other medium can. If you are more of a cinema lover than a person that wants to sit back and enjoy the glitter, you will enjoy this film thoroughly.