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Raising Flagg (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  25 April 2008 (Mexico)
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A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)

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Flagg Purdy
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Rachel Purdy
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Anne Marie Purdy
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Ada Purdy
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Gus Falk
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Travis Purdy
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Eldon Purdy
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Matt Durwood
Lyssa Browne ...
Tammy Purdy
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Foster Cooper
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Porter Purdy
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Judge Walters
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Ed McIvor
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A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)

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Rated PG-13 for brief drug content
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A good story about family and forgiveness
8 September 2007 | by (Fort Collins, CO) – See all my reviews

This is an independent film, not a Hollywood film. I recently had a chance to see it at the TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. It's a slow film, and slightly quirky, as is common in many independent films, but the characters are fairly well-developed characters and well-acted for the most part. As such, this is a character-driven film.

While the central plot element is the conflict between Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) and his lifelong friend and neighbor, Gus Falk (Austin Pendleton), the story is really about Flagg's family and forgiveness. Flagg is a stubborn, prideful man who is hard to get along with. Yet, members of his family come to visit at his request, even if reluctantly. Throughout the film, the actors effectively convey the strained relationships within the family, and much of the story is watching the interactions play out between them. In the end, there isn't so much resolution as there is progress, and a degree of hope.


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