Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell

Larry (Carell), Sal (Cranston) and Mueller (Fishburne) are three Vietnam veterans who get together for the funeral of Larry’s son, who was killed in the Iraq war. Linklater turns Darry Ponicsan’s novel into a silly and poignant comedy exploring loss of faith and trust in government. Plot points sometimes feel contrived, but the sense of brotherhood is convincing.

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Last Flag Flying

6 Oct 20174 stars

LFF 2017: Richard Linklater brings together a charismatic trio for a silly and poignant comedy

Though the premise of Richard Linklater's tribute to Hal Ashby's The Last Detail may sound like the plot to Last Vegas it is in fact much more than that. Adapting Darryl Ponicsan's novel, Linklater turns a road trip and reunion between three ex-marines…

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