Flag Day: Trailer Reaction

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Photo credit: Allen Fraser © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

From MGM, Flag Day (directed by Sean Penn) is based on a true story and follows John Vogel, the most notorious counterfeiter in U.S. history who printed over 22 million dollars. The film dives into the relationship between him and his daughter after she struggles to accept his past. The release date is listed as August 20, 2021 and has a runtime of 108 minutes.

Notable Cast:

Sean Penn–John Vogel

Dylan Penn–Jennifer Vogel

Josh Brolin–Uncle Beck


My Thoughts:

I had not heard of this film until the trailer was released today, which I suspect may be the same for many others as well. The trailer seems to set a somber tone for the film, less focusing on the action of Vogel’s life and more on the relationship between him and his daughter.

The other intriguing aspect of this movie is the father-daughter duo of Sean and Dylan Penn. I anticipate that their chemistry will carry on to the screen, creating an authentic relationship.

While Flag Day wasn’t on my radar at all, I am now more interested in seeing it because of this trailer. The family dynamic should be genuine and the actual story seems interesting as well. I am not sure if this film is receiving a theatrical release, as it does seem odd to drop the only trailer less than a month before its official release date.

Flag Day currently holds a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes; however, it does only have 17 reviews.

Is Flag Day now on your radar after the trailer or are you going to pass on it?


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