A fateful exchange on a flight has consequences for Daniel Murphy. He's left in charge of a corpse of someone he never knew. He is persuaded to take on the challenge of getting a coffin from his family home in Clonakilty to Rathlin Island.
A fateful exchange on a flight from New York to Ireland has complicated consequences for Daniel Murphy. He's left in charge of a corpse, the body of someone he never knew. He is persuaded to take on the challenge of getting an environmentally friendly cardboard coffin from his family home in Clonakilty to Rathlin Island by his autistic younger brother Louis and Mary, a flighty young mortician with her own agenda.
Aoife Crehan made a somewhat simple and unbelievable first film.
The Last Right is a new comedy drama film directed and written by Aoife Crehan, the director of the short film Empty.
In the film, lawyer Daniel Murphy (Michiel Huisman) travels from New York to Ireland for his mother's funeral. Daniel now takes responsibility for his autistic brother Louis (Samuel Bottomley), as well as responsibility for the body of Padraig (Jim Norton), the man who sat next to him on his flight. Daniel would love to just go back to New York, but it doesn't feel right to put all these responsibilities aside. For example, he decides to go on a road trip through Ireland with his brother and the budding undertaker Mary (Niamh Algar), to bury Padriag in his way and thus keep Louis and Mary happy. Along the way, they encounter many different obstacles, which they have to get through together.
This film is for Aoife Crehan her first real film that she has directed and written. This is reflected in twists that could have been written smarter or differently, to convey the film a bit better. The characters make stupid decisions, which makes the film less believable and makes it feel a bit unnecessarily long-winded. The movie eventually comes across as a simpler version of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Most of the cast also come across as a bit simple because of Aoife Crehan's starting script as characters who don't think carefully about decisions they make in the film. Samuel Bottomley does come out well as someone with autism. Other actors are only in the movie for unnecessary extra scenes, which try to make the movie funnier.
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