A simple story about an old man and his long, long journey.
Tom is a pensioner living a quiet life in the village of John o' Groats -- the most northeastern point on the mainland of the UK. He undertakes a trip to the (literal) opposite end of the country: Lands End in Cornwall -- by bus. It's a very sweet story about the human condition, determination, love, dedication, passion, and public transportation.
Timothy Spall is an accomplished, classically-trained actor, a face familiar to me (and probably to you), though I've always seen him in bit parts or supporting roles. He absolutely shines in this film, completely inhabiting the persona of Tom as he makes his way on what is for him, an epic, deeply emotional journey. Spall is absolutely perfect in this, delivering an Oscar-worthy performance.
Ride along with Tom and you'll enjoy sweeping vistas of Scotland's beautiful landscapes. You'll roll through some of the grittier sides of the UK, too. You'll see everyday folks just getting by, you'll get stuck in traffic a few times, you'll meet a few cruel jerks, and discover the angels who walk among us. In other words, real life.
Compulsive trip-planners take note: Tom does a pretty good job of figuring out and documenting his plan (all written in longhand, on paper – no GPS, Google or even access to online bus-schedules), though he does hit some rough patches. Give the guy a break, it looks like 70 years had passed since the last time he undertook an ambitious journey (let this serve as an inspiration to you if its been a while since you set off on an adventure).
If your heart misses travel; if you could use a nice recharge of what it feels like to be on the road in the UK; if you are of a certain age or know someone who is; if you've ever been in love...I think you will appreciate this film. Those whose heartstrings are easily plucked will want to have a good supply Kleenex on hand.
A 2021 production, it seems to be widely available. It's available to stream at no cost on Amazon Prime, so it you have that, you're all set.
A very well-made film, highly recommended, and worth a watch.