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The Last Shift

The Last Shift
The Last Shift
The Last Shift
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 2020
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Stanley (Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar's Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his young replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie).
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Last Shift doesn't quite reach the potential of its premise, however a powerful performance from Richard Jenkins makes it worth the watch.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Bittersweet, truthful indie drama about small towns, racism.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Last Shift is a drama about a man (Richard Jenkins) who's leaving his graveyard shift job at a fast-food restaurant after 38 years and must train his young replacement (Shane Paul McGhie). It tackles many social issues, including systemic racism (the main White character doesn't believe it exists). Expect lots of strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," and more. A character is mugged, whacked on the back of the head, and knocked unconscious (mild bloody wounds are shown). There's discussion of a racially motivated murder, arguing, and a comical traffic-related accident. A main character smokes pot, and both main characters smoke cigarettes on more than one occasion. A carload of teen boys is said to be drunk (they "smell of hooch"). A man smokes what appears to be meth (in a glass pipe). Minor characters appear drunk. Focusing on character development, the film realistically portrays the struggles of small-town lives, encouraging empathy from viewers.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:September 25, 2020
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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