#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The day after they get the word they’ll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them – a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who’s a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They’re angry, touchy, and explosive: can a warrior find peace back home?
Plot: The day after they get the word they’ll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them – a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who’s a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman.
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Thought provoking, gripping and touching
This film is about how soldiers who served in Iraq face life back in their hometown.
The striking thing is that this film focuses on the emotional impact on the returning soldiers, and the people around them. The dialogs are raw, truthful and at times politically provocative. The portrayal of post traumatic stress disorder is subtle but palpable, and Jessica Biel’s performance of a tough woman to hide her pains of losing her hand is astonishingly well acted.
I do not see this as an anti-war vehicle. Rather, it serves as a reminder of how wars affect the soldiers, and then make us think hard whether such a war was necessary in the first place. I am the most impressed by the filmmakers decision on making this movie, as the predominant climate in America is against them.
Flawed, But Actually Quite Good
I’m not for the war in the Iraq, and I certainly haven’t wanted to see the string of many Iraq films coming out in the last year. Home Of The Brave really stood out for some reason, but since it failed in limited release last Christmas, and then again this summer when it tried a second release, it never did come to theaters locally. So I waited for the DVD, which I just finished moments ago. The film got bashed across the board, and obviously nobody else wanted to see it, from looking at it’s box office take. I was somehow still compelled to watch it, and just like I hoped, it was actually quite good. However, it is very flawed, and it probably could have been a lot better as an HBO miniseries, cause the story feels way too rushed. You’re introduced to these characters, most of which, I cared about. Even 50 Cent, who people here have HUGE issues with, played a character that I believed could be realistically that conflicted. Which makes it a pretty good performance to be able to do that. The film does have it’s clichés, and it does get rather preachy at times. There’s one scene in particular, which takes place in a movie theater, that goes a little bit over the top, where it becomes very obvious that the writer really had strong opinions to give out, which sort of took away a bit of the reality. It didn’t seem to have a clear opinion on how it felt about the war, but I think that was probably the point. I’m generally not into war films, but besides the obvious war scenes, it’s hard to call it a war film, cause really, it’s a character study about how people who’d be heroes to a few, but to everyone else they are just another man or woman, trying to live their life. I really enjoyed this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director Irwin Winkler
Writer Mark Friedman (screenplay), Mark Friedman (story), Irwin Winkler (story)
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, 50 Cent
Country USA, Morocco
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
Production Company Freedom Films, Winkler Films, Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera, Zeiss DigiPrime, DigiZoom and Fujinon E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,997 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218), Uncompressed Digital (4:4:4)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), FilmStream 4:4:4 (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)