Their Last Mission Wasn’t On The Battlefield
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 the Iraq war. 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.
“One of the best filmmakers of our time, Richard Linklater has done it again. This extremely funny, deeply affecting dramedy about loss and regret is handled with genuine simplicity and sincerity.”- Common Sense Media
“Last Flag Flying is a thoughtful tally of the cost of war on ordinary lives that also manages to be a funny, moving men-on-a-road-trip movie.”- Empire