The Last Right Review

Starring: Colm Meaney, Niamh Algar, Samuel Bottomly, Michiel Huisman, Brian Cox, Jim Norton, Michael McElhatton

Director: Aoife Crehan

Release date: 6th December 2019

A phone call, leads to a flight from New York to Dublin. Daniel has just found out that his mum has passed away, and he is flying home for the funeral. He hasn’t been home in a long time… While on the plane, trying to mind his own business, an elderly gentleman seated next to him strikes up a conversation. He tells Daniel that he is travelling home to bury his brother. A stewardess tells the man, Padraig that he needs to have all his documentation filled out before they land. Daniel finally falls asleep but on awakening, discovers that Padraig has passed away.. Daniel finally makes it home and he finds his younger brother, Louis waiting..Not long after, a Garda shows up with Padraig’s passport and informs Daniel that he has been named as next of kin.. this means that he is responsible for Padraig’s remains. Now alongside dealing with the death of his mother and autistic younger brother, Daniel has some big decisions to make.

A brilliantly funny and heart-warming story, which is bought to you by Irish writer/director, Aoife Crehan. It’s her first full length feature film, though you wouldn’t know or realise that when you’re watching it, and it’s a real joy to watch. A fantastic cast, which includes the hugely talented young actor, Samuel Bottomly as an autistic teenager, is excellent with loads of Irish actors you know and love.


Not your usual run-of-the-mill box office release, ‘The Last Right’ is full of beautiful Irish scenery and characters each with their own agendas and stories.

If you’re looking for something that’s got more heart than most of the other films in the cinema, then definitely give it a watch. When you come out after seeing it, you’ll be glad you did.

Overall: 8.5/10

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