The Last Bus


Review: An old man whose wife has just passed away uses his free local bus pass on a series of bus journeys from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He takes his wife’s ashes with him in a small suitcase. When he arrives at Land’s End he is treated as though he is a celebrity.
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Actors: Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Natalie Mitson, Ben Ewing, Saskia Ashdown, Colin McCredie, Ronan Doyle and Kirsty Eila McIntyre
Year: 2021
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
A strange little film. This is well acted by Timothy Spall and a decent short role from Phyllis Logan. Both Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan appeared in the movie ‘Secrets & Lies’ (1996). I felt that this got off to a really slow start. It was only really when Timothy Spall started interacting with members of the public on his journey that this started to pick up. I was disappointed with how little they actually filmed of Cornwall. I was expecting to see a lot more of the towns, little villages etc. The free bus pass that Timothy Spall uses is his own one, he just placed his finger over his own name. The composer who composed the orchestral soundtrack for this film Nick Lloyd Webber is the son of Andrew Lloyd Webber.


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