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"LAST FLAG FLYING"
(2017) (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence None


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A Vietnam war vet seeks out two fellow vets he hasn't seen for decades to accompany him to his son's military funeral.
PLOT:
It's 2003, and despite it being decades since they've seen each other, when tragedy strikes, Larry 'Doc' Shepherd (STEVE CARELL) seeks out two men he bonded with decades ago in the Vietnam War, Sal Nealon (BRYAN CRANSTON) and Richard Mueller (LAURENCE FISHBURNE). Sal runs a bar and spends most of his time drinking, while Richard has reformed and become a Baptist reverend. Both men are surprised to see the former Navy man and each other, but the former Marines understand when they hear Larry's son lost his life while serving as a Marine in Baghdad.

Larry's request is simple in that he'd like the two men to accompany him to his son's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, and while Sal is immediately in, it takes Richard's wife to convince him it's the right thing to do. Things become more complicated when they learn the remains are going to arrive at Dover Air Force Base and thus the threesome travel there where they meet Colonel Wilits (YUL VAZQUEZ) who works as the family liaison for grieving family members of military personnel, as well as Lance Corporal Washington (J. QUINTON JOHNSON) who served with Larry's son in country and is back on medical leave.

With Larry suddenly deciding he wants a private rather than military funeral, his old friends end up having to drop everything to try to help him pull that off. As they do so, they talk, argue and joke about the past and present and what it means to serve one's country and the related sacrifices that often entails.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might, especially if they're fans of any of the three leads or movies about military service.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language throughout including some sexual references.


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