The Last Shift (review)

The Last Shift (review)
The Last Shift (review)
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Richard Jenkins plays a fast food employee who’s working his final weekend of the graveyard shift after 38 years. His assignment is to train his replacement (Shane Paul McGhie), a smart young Black man who’s trying to get his life back on track after a brief stint in jail. Even though the description sounds like it’ll go in expected directions, this smartly-written film explores its themes with even-handed depth and gentle humor. Jenkins, with his modest demeanor and one-note laugh, turns in one of the most endearing performances of his accomplished career (his driving scene is very funny). McGhie gives his character integrity with underplayed intensity. Ultimately, this film presents 2 interesting characters, whose sweet encounter expands their mutual understanding and empathy.


4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)


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