Netflix’s original film, The Last Thing He Wanted, is allegedly been on the viewer’s watch-list. However, the film is getting not so good reviews for its incomprehensible plot. Each of the film buffs who’ve been asking’What happened in the film?’, here is taking a look at what happened in, The Last Thing He Wanted.
‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ Explained
Elena McMahon (Anne Hathaway) is a reporter in The Atlantic Post. She is sent to cover the Salvadoran Civil War that was fought amongst the El Salvador military-led authorities and an alliance of those groups. And later due to some issues, Elena gets pulled off that she was working on and is sent to pay US President Ronald Reagan’s re-election effort trial. Elena is unhappy with her post and covertly covers the story.
While she’s covering the story for its re-election campaign, she strives to interview the secretary of state George Shultz about weapons that are being smuggled through Nicaragua. Later, she receives photographs of the weapons being smuggled along with a note telling her to stay out and not get involved in it. She later finds out that the weapons have to know the weapons have been shipped from Florida and later from those photographs are from the National Guard surplus.
Elena is informed that her father was admitted to the hospital. She soon leaves the campaign trail and goes to meet her daddy. Elena has to understand her father was involved in some actions in Central America.
He also has a big deal with his partner, which he wants it to be completed by Elena for him. Elena agrees to finish the work of her father and goes on to take a plane loaded with weapons where return back, collect the money and she’s to send this stuff to Costa Rica.
As soon as the material is delivered by Elena she misses her flight back home and does not get her payment. Elena later realizes she is at risk as she was taken to the army base camps. She manages to escape the place by stealing a car and drives herself to a place. She calls her buddy from the news service to do some digging about her dad’s partner, Max Epperson where she then finds out that there’s not anyone using the name or identity which exists.
Elena manages to get flight tickets to go back to her hometown from the person who had ordered her trip. She then has to understand back the men have murdered her father and that all the men who worked with her dad are trying to defame her for smuggling. Till she had been staying in a hotel where she met a guy named Treat who she starts to trust after the mishaps that occurred to her.
Heal sets her and the resort she stayed, is attacked the following day and informs her that she is safe and she will be rescued by the authorities a few days. Elena soon hides her reporting records in a safe place and afterward, Elena has to know that the place she is living in has been raided and conducts to Heal, who then shoots her to the spot.
Afterward, a guy named Jones, who was working for the Nicaragua government, provides it and retrieves the documents of Elena she hid. The world gets to know the story that was hidden from them all that while.