Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

DVD - 2018
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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.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Videoville Showtime,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC LAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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lavasushi
Jun 10, 2018

Neither an indictment or endorsement of war, we see the unspoken memories from a shared experience together that has united them again. Sad. I think it’s odd that comedians, like Steve Carell, play serious parts so honestly. Not a big Bryan Cranston fan, but he captured ADHD, mocking bad boy perfectly. I was surprised how much I liked it. I like Richard Linklater’s films.

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BPDaegan
Jun 08, 2018

Touching film. I'm not sure why this it's listed as a comedy, I'd call it a drama -- sure it has funny bits, because done-right life has at least some funny bits. It helps to have at least some understanding of Viet Nam veterans and the military. Well worth watching, but IMO the preview makes it out to be more of a comedy than it is. Pleasing combination of actors between Carell, Cranston, and the ever indomitable Fishburne.

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garycornell
May 30, 2018

To the gentleman below, thank you for your service to your country. It is my hope that many other KCLS patron will experience this movie. Every member of the cast drew me in to the movie. I wanted to be there with them. I think most of us know the contribution are servicemen make to preserving the values we hold so dear. This is one time when words are not enough to give adequate praise to a movie!

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 28, 2018

I served two years National Service in the British Army. Although I never served in battle you never forget the friends you make while serving. The three main characters in this movie remind me of fellow servicemen when I served. I believe many will get something out of this movie.

AL_READ May 16, 2018

Another winner from director Richard Linklater, this is a moving film about loss that draws parallels between the Iraq War and the Vietnam War. The three leads all deliver strong performances, especially Bryan Cranston.

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glory54
Apr 04, 2018

why does Hollywood think that most sentences of dialog need a cuss word to make it a complete sentence? is this the way most people talk? and why use God's and Jesus' name? what does that prove? how does it help tell the story? couldn't get past the f-bombs and misuse of God's name to see if there was an actual story.

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wildct2003
Mar 10, 2018

Written by same author as The Last Detail. Not quite a sequel, but similar. Enjoyable mostly mellow older buddy movie of sorts.

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LawyerLady
Mar 08, 2018

This was pretty boring throughout and I never quite got into it. I think that was because none of the characters showed much empathy or charisma... you just don't find yourself caring about any of them. It wasn't a terrible film, but it wasn't they great either. Rent if you have nothing better to do.

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craddojc
Mar 07, 2018

A lot of good actors but really slow to get started- after 1/2 hour, I gave up on it

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samjenks
Feb 27, 2018

Three Vietnam vets re-connect with all their baggage to bury a soldier that died in Afghanistan.
Crude language but I liked how they displayed their discuss for our government while displaying their love for our country.

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