Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Last Shift was picked up by Sony. In a normal year, it would have been one of the most talked-about films of the summer. But of course this wasn't a normal year, and played in just a handful of theaters and drive-ins. But it will be available for home viewing just before the end of this awful year.
The film stars Richard Jenkins as Stanley, a cranky fast-food worker punching the clock for the last time. In his final time at Oscar's, he butts heads with his replacement Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), a talented writer and button-pusher with a wildly different point of view than Stanley. The cast also includes Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name), Allison Tolman (Season 1 of Fargo) and Ed O'Neill (who just wrapped the last episode of Modern Family earlier this year). This marks the feature debut of Andrew Cohn, who previously made documentaries, including a 30 for 30 episode, a Danny Brown concert, and won an Emmy for Medora, about a small-town basketball team.
The Last Shift will be available for digital rental on December 29. Fans can also pick it up on Blu-ray and DVD the same day.