The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.
A human story unfolds when detectives aggravated by a major bust gone wrong are forced to deal with a tormented man thrown into the cage after urinating on the Mayor's limo. The explosive ... See full summary »
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Henry, a surgeon in the affluent Garden District of New Orleans, is attempting to get his life back on track. He is remarrying his ex-wife, renovating her ... See full summary »
Jason Butler Harner
After the sudden death of her husband Carl in Iraq, Katie has isolated herself from the world. One afternoon, Philip, a soldier who served with Carl, arrives at her house with letters her ... See full summary »
Elliot, 31, a product of the Washington D.C. foster care system, has spent most of his life moving from place to place. When he is contacted by Matthew, a childhood friend from "the system"... See full summary »
Erik S. Weigel
Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »
Norbert Leo Butz,
Manny is a young man with a serious Madonna/Whore complex, and a host of manias related to sexually transmitted disease. Manny's neuroses manifest as a pair of quick-talking 1950s gangsters who fill his ears with poisonous paranoia.
Twelve Angry Men meets Silkwood in a suspenseful feature inspired by true stories, starring Lucie Arnaz (The Jazz Singer) and Elisabeth Moss (Girl Interrupted, Madmen). A young man ... See full summary »
The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you do?Written by
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.]
See more »
Aaron has his head completely shaved, but too soon afterward, he has more hair growth than he should have had. See more »
From World War I through the Vietnam War, the United States Military relied on the draft for troops. During that period over 16 million men were drafted to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Following the Vietnam War the United States suspended the draft. Until now.
See more »
Formula driven movie that feeds on American angst for success but doesn't survive outside that context
I find myself out of alignment with previous commenters on this one. Let's see: "A perfect study of those who share this fate given by wonderful cast and crew" Perfect? No flaws? Come on.
"A powerful film about friendship and relations" I wish it had been. The script failed to draw us in and make us care about the characters.
"A Powerful and Thought-Provoking Character Study" No it wasn't. It could have been. Each character was a cliché. And worse, instead of letting the viewer make their minds up, the script is busy telling us, in case we missed it.
The above comments were taken from people who gave this movie 10 out of 10. That's a PERFECT score. A flawless movie. Had they rated it an 8 or 9, then you could expect there to be a difference in taste, in expectation.
The acting isn't bad, as much as the script allows it, and the story has a decent premise, but the story relies to much on the audience being American, and the feelings that come with drafts, wars, Duty to country.
In the end, this movie attempt to set a mood results in it being too slow and too shallow. It is presented by formula driven characters. A character study it is not. It leaves huge holes in the characters at the same time as it is spoon feeding us the obvious.
5 out of 10 because the acting is good, the cinematography is good, but it gets dragged down by the script.
24 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this