Last Flag Flying is the latest film from Richard Linklater which is the tale of three men who served together during Vietnam and are brought back together because of the death of one of their sons during the Iraq War of 2003. Last Flag Flying is well written with really powerful performances from all three of its lead actors especially Steve Carell who continues to prove how great a dramatic actor he can be. This film definitely has its fair share of emotional moments that will no doubt get to you but thanks to the talents of Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne it also has its fair share of laughs especially from Cranston. Besides the obvious getting together due to Carell’s character’s sons death this film is also about life, friendship, regret and coming to terms with the decisions we make during all life. Is a lie better than the truth? While the truth is always better this film shows us sometimes a lie is more comforting in certain situations. I enjoyed Bryan Cranston’s rowdy, loudmouth, agnostic/atheist character quiet a bit. Last Flag Flying might not be the strongest or well paced of Linklater’s films but it’s definitely one of his most touching and emotional pieces of work carried by the strong performances of its three leads who I never imagined would work so well together but they’re chemistry was perfect. Last Flag Flying gets a B from me.