#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Plot: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives.
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A solemn and occasionally humorous story of three reunited friends and their ways of dealing with the effects of PTSD
Last Flag Flying is a comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, School of Rock) and based on the novel of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan. Starring Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston, and Lawrence Fishburne in the lead roles, it is a solemn and occasionally humorous story of three reunited friends and their ways of dealing with the effects of PTSD.
In 2003, Doc (Steve Carrell), a Vietnam War veteren, meets up with his fellow soldiers Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Lawrence Fishburne). Doc reveals that his only son has been recently killed in the Iraq War and that would like the two of them to accompany him in bringing the body home for a proper burial. Sal accepts right away but Mueller is reluctant due to his new lifestyle as a clean-cut Reverend, but after some persuasion by his wife, the two join Doc in his lengthy journey back home.
Well-acted and carefully paced, Last Flag Flying is a respectable film about the effects of war on those who fought in it without the need to actually show the war itself. Each of the three lead actors did a fine job, in particular Bryan Cranston, who is responsible for some much needed comic relief during the film’s more depressing moments. The film’s simple plot allows for some engaging dialogue between the three friends to be real cause for holding the viewer’s attention and, as a result, we are given an interesting look into the mindset of each of the three veterans and how they each cope with the post-war trauma, whether it’s through light-hearted comedy or by following Christian principles laid out in the Bible.
I rate it 7/10
A great tribute to our veterans!
‘LAST FLAG FLYING’: Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)
Richard Linklater’s new comedy-drama about three Vietnam war veterans who reunite, 30-years after serving together, when one of their sons is killed in the Iraq war. The film is based on the book (of the same name) by Darryl Ponicsan, which is a sequel to his 1970 novel ‘The Last Detail’ (which was also adapted into a popular 1973 film). This movie stars Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. Linklater also co-wrote the screenplay, with Ponicsan, and the film received mostly positive reviews from critics. I found it to be a really well made character study, that’s also a great tribute to our veterans.
The story is set in December of 2003, when former Navy corpsman Larry Shepherd (Carrell) is visiting the bar of an old marine he used to serve with, named Sal Nealon (Cranston). Larry reminds Sal who he is (and Sal only knew Larry by his nickname ‘Doc’). He also reminds him that he was imprisoned, in a Navy prison, for a bad-conduct discharge, which (it’s implied) Sal was somewhat responsible for. After the two get reacquainted, through a heavy night of drinking, they travel to the church of another Vietnam vet they used to serve with, named Richard Mueller (Fishburne). Larry then explains that his son was recently killed, while serving in Iraq, and he asks his two friends to accompany him to burry him. The three of course bond again while on their road trip together.
You almost couldn’t ask for three better, and more fitting, leads for this film! Carell, Cranston and Fishburne are all extremely likable, and relatable, and they also all have magical chemistry together. The movie is also brilliant in how it combines heart crushing drama, with surprisingly feel good humor. You never quite know how to feel while watching it, but it’s always very believable and seemingly true to life (and I did get teary eyed multiple times). The movie doesn’t feel like a typical Richard Linklater film, but he definitely still did an outstanding job directing and writing it, and I definitely still recommend it (for all).
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, War
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Richard Linklater (screenplay by), Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay by), Darryl Ponicsan (based on the novel by)
Actors Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson
Awards 2 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Detour Filmproduction, Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, Big Indie Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panasonic Varicam 35, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate) (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), V-RAW (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)