A life on the run. Sean Penn’s film review

In competition at Cannes 2021, the film directed by and starring the American actor, alongside his daughter Dylan Penn, investigates the complicated relationship between a young woman and her father between the 70s and 90s.

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Shot in 16mm and based on a true story, the new film directed by Sean Penn starts off with all it takes to be a product bordering on indie. The style of A life on the run (title quite misleading compared to the original, Flag Day) winks at a film tradition made up of American flags, ranches and crime and still brings home its decent result. A life on the run mostly works at the beginning and at the end. The central part, however, is at times too exaggerated, emphatic in the narration of the criminal path of John Vogel and his tormented relationship with his daughter Jennifer, played by one of the two sons of Penn himself, Dylan. The other, Hopper Jack Penn plays Jennifer’s brother, Nick Vogel.

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Based on the autobiographical novel Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life by Jennifer Vogel A life on the run tells of a father who doesn’t make it right and a daughter who continues to love him in spite of everything, all framed by a raw, warm and intimate photography that is one of the strengths of the film. We only really get excited at the end, a moment in which the knots of tension between the two and also between the spectator and the film itself inevitably melt. Sean Penn convinces in the interpretation of a confused father, always on the brink of yet another criminal act, madly in love with life, to the point of always pushing himself one step away from death. And on the other side of her Jennifer, with a bright future and her outstanding journalistic skills, silenced several times by that very parent whom she idealized as a hero as a child. Yet that is one of those dreams that you only have as children and, growing up, Jennifer realizes how that father is more of a hindrance to her career than a boast. Dylan Penn’s performance lacks a bit of that vitality that has always characterized his father’s stylistic imprint. Tightened into her role, the young actress could have fitted the performance more and really lifted the film, but overall she brings a bit of a crumpled feel to her character.

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Original title: Flag Day
Director: Sean Penn
Cast: Dylan Penn, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Regina King, Katheryn Winnick, Eddie Marsan, Hopper Penn, Norbet Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Bailey Noble, Jadyn Rylee, Billy Smith
Distribution: Lucky Red
Duration: 109′
Origin: USA, UK, Canada 2021

The evaluation of the film of Sentieri Selvaggi

Readers vote


2.11
(28 votes)

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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