Together with Shane Paul McGhie Richard Jenkins stars in The Last Shift, a buddy movie about two men who work the night shift in a fast food restaurant. We have the trailer for the film.
Richard Jenkins he is an immense artist, of whom we have been fans from time immemorial and who gave us a splendid performance there The unexpected guest, in the tv series Six Feet Under and in the miniseries Olive Kitteridge, to give just a few examples. The last movie we saw him in is The shape of water, for which he received an Oscar nomination. It’s been a while since the fantastic fairytale of Guillermo del Toro, and therefore we are really pleased to find the actor in the independent The Last Shift, which debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and has just arrived in the trailer.
The Last Shift in a certain sense it is a buddy-movie because it features a couple. They form the character of Jenkins, who is about to end his almost forty-year experience working in a fast food restaurant and the man who has to replace him and who certainly does not aspire to frying chips for a lifetime. The latter is played by Shane Paul McGhie, which we saw in What Men Want, After e After 2. The direction is instead of the documentary maker Andrew Cohon while the US theatrical release is scheduled for September 25th.
And here is the official synopsis of The Last Shift, before promotional images:
The Last Shift is an American story about two men who belong to distant worlds but who find themselves fighting to keep going in the same city. Stanley is a senior who works in a fast food restaurant and plans to leave after 28 years of night shifts at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes an unexpected turn as he finds himself training his replacement, a talented young writer who can’t do his job because his provocative political statements continually get him into trouble. The two have very little in common, but circumstances bring them together. Stanley, who left school prematurely and watched life pass him by, proudly describes all the peculiarities of the job, while Devon, who has a column in a newspaper and is too smart to cook hamburgers, believes their employment is a form of exploitation. A spark of solidarity will light up during the long night hours of work in a quiet kitchen.