Raising Flagg When viewer attention wanders — and it will — in this slack, homespun synthetic yarn about an ornery Oregon handyman (Alan Arkin) who takes to… Raising Flagg When viewer attention wanders — and it will — in this slack, homespun synthetic yarn about an ornery Oregon handyman (Alan Arkin) who takes to… 2007-02-02 PG-13 PT102M Comedy Alan Arkin Lauren Holly Glenne Headly Cinema Libre
Movie Review

Raising Flagg (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
FLAGG OF OUR FATHERS In Raising , Arkin (pictured with Richard Kind) revisits a role he played two decades ago
FLAGG OF OUR FATHERS In Raising, Arkin (pictured with Richard Kind) revisits a role he played two decades ago
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Feb 02, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 102 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Alan Arkin and Lauren Holly; Distributor: Cinema Libre

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+

Originally posted Feb 02, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints