Papa Can You Hear Me! On-Air Review of ‘Flag Day’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 19th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Flag Day” – featuring and directed by Sean Penn – In theaters on August 20th, 2021.

Jennifer Vogel (Dylan Penn, Sean’s real-life daughter) is the daughter of John (Sean Penn), a ne’er do well who can’t keep his 1970s family stable. After leaving Jennifer’s mother Patty (Katheryn Winnick), he embarks on a vague underground journey apart from the family. When Jennifer comes of age in the early 1980s, she leaves her mother’s home to live with John, hoping to rehabilitate his unsavory character. After a bank robbery conviction they part again, but John shows up later after Jennifer has become a journalist, hoping to make amends.

Flag Day
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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Flag Day” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, August 19th, 2021 …

“Flag Day” is in theaters on August 20th. Featuring Sean Penn, Dylan Penn, Regina King, Josh Brolin and Hopper Penn. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth. Directed by Sean Penn. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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