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Actors: Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins

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Jack Dodds, an old butcher, has just died, and three of his longtime friends Vic, Lenny, and Lucky Ray as well his son, Vincy, are taking a daylong car trip to the seaside town of Margate in order to fulfill his last request: Jack wants his ashes scattered over the sea at the Margate pier. The four start off from the pub that Jack used to go to regularly, and as the trip progresses we see flashbacks of Jack's life his abiding love for his wife, his shame over having a mentally ill daughter, and his disappointment that his son, Vincy, didn't go into the butcher business. We also see glimpses from the lives of his son and his old friends their love for him, their betrayals, and their strongest hopes.
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The four men make several detours along the way to Margate - at bars, at a war memorial and a cathedral - and struggle to come to terms with their own lives while giving Jack the tribute he deserves; in the meantime, Jack's wife pays a last visit to their daughter and tries, in her own way, to move on. Last Orders is quiet, beautiful and very moving.
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Plot & Themes

Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Close platonic friend

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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