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Raising Flagg

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Raising Flagg

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/02/07
performer:
Alan Arkin, Lauren Holly, Glenne Headly
director:
Neal Miller
distributor:
Cinema Libre
author:
Nancy Miller, Neal Miller, Dorothy Velasco
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

When viewer attention wanders — and it will — in this slack, homespun synthetic yarn about an ornery Oregon handyman (Alan Arkin) who takes to bed in a fit of woebegone peevishness, meditate on this: The coot’s wife is played by Barbara Dana, who was married to Arkin for decades; they made Raising Flagg after they divorced. And the two played the same characters 20 years ago in A Matter of Principle, also directed by Neal Miller and co-written by Miller and his wife. Too bad the offscreen intrigue doesn’t make up for what flags in Flagg. C+

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