Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Sean Penn’s “Flag Day” Family Affair: Kids Dylan and Hopper Are In it, Julia Roberts’ Husband Did the Cinematography


Sean Penn’s movie, “Flag Day,” is a family affair.

His kids, Dylan and Hopper, each have roles. Dylan is actually the main character, Jennifer Vogel, who wrote the book the movie is based on called “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father‘s Counterfeit Life.”

But the Penn kids aren’t the only people close to the director involved in the making of “Flag Day.”

The cinematographer is Daniel Moder, whom you may know as the husband of Julia Roberts. Moder doesn’t work a lot. His last feature film was called “Ibiza,” made in 2018 for Netflix but mostly known. It starred Richard Madden, Gillian Jacobs, and Vanessa Bayer from “SNL.”

There’s a reason no one’s seen “Ibiza,” which has a 67 on Rotten Tomatoes. According to the IMDB: “The Balearic government considered whether to take legal action against Netflix because of this film. According to them, Neflix took advantage of Ibiza’s image by naming the film after the island but actually shooting it in Croatian locations instead. They also argued that this film not only perpetuates harmful stereotypes about Ibiza but it also clashes with the tourism board attempts to subvert them. ”

“Flag Day,” I’m sure, will have a better reception.

Here’s a look at Moder’s work in “Ibiza”:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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