WHO’S IN IT?
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Laurence Fishburne (Man of Steel), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!), Richard Robichaux (Bernie), Lee Harrington (film debut), Cicely Tyson (Sounder), Kate Easton (Magic Mike), Deanna Reed-Foster (Southside with You), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Graham Wolfe (Highly Specialized, Highly Committed), Ted Watts Jr. (Help Me, Help You)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Richard Linklater (Boyhood), director, writer, producer; Darryl Ponicsan (Taps), writer; Ginger Sledge (Appaloosa) and John Sloss (I’m Not There.), producers; Graham Reynolds (A Scanner Darkly), composer; Shane F. Kelly (Paradise, Texas), cinematographer; Sandra Adair (School of Rock), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 2003, Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Carell) reunites his former Vietnam buddies Sal Nealon (Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Fishburne) and asks them to accompany him to the funeral of his son, who has just died in Iraq. Whilst on their way there, and even once they reach their destination, they re-bond over their old days in the Marines and how their time then has shaped their lives now…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Richard Linklater delivers an understated drama that serves as an excellent spiritual sequel to the 1973 Jack Nicholson project The Last Detail, but also as a highly watchable standalone that’s boosted by a trio of awesome performances.