The Last Bus
Mill Bistro 14 September 22 at 7.30pm

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
2021  86mins   cert  12A   Drama  UK

John O’Groats, Scotland: An elderly man, Tom (Timothy
Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local
buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across
the UK to Land’s End, where they originally met, using his free
bus pass. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the
people he meets and helps, Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey
begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he
comes across and, by the end of his trip he has unwittingly
become a social media celebrity and a nationwide story.

Extolling the virtues of public transportation and reciprocal
kindness toward seniors, this bittersweet British road-trip
drama overcomes its earnest sentimentality thanks to Timothy
Spall’s powerfully understated performance    Cinemalogue