The Last Bus

8:00 PM 16th October 2021 Newcastle Community Cinema

Filmed across Scotland, Gillies Mackinnon’s quirky, charming drama stars the ever-excellent Timothy Spall as widower Tom, a pensioner with a plan who undertakes the mother of all UK road trips using only his free pass, and the local bus networks.

Filmed across Scotland, Gillies Mackinnon’s quirky, charming drama stars the ever-excellent Timothy Spall as widower Tom, a pensioner with a plan who undertakes the mother of all UK road trips using only his free pass, and the local bus networks.

A richly nostalgic, gentle journey unfolds, as Tom is found to be taking his wife’s ashes with him on the road, from John O Groats to Land’s End no less, to return to the site of the original marital home. And so we travel with our ageing protagonist , on an eccentric trip down the country, encountering various unusual & peculiar characters en route. Sweet without ever being mawkish, Spall is perfect here, as a driven, loving widow unaware his challenging quest down the length of the UK is actually slowly transforming him into somewhat of a celebrity as he clocks up bus-mile after bus-mile.

An excellent supporting cast & stunning landscapes ensure that The Last Bus is a heart-warming trip for all generations to enjoy.

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