After serving his tour of duty in Iraq, a young American soldier who is ordered to return to the front lines as part of the military's controversial stop-loss policy opts instead to go AWOL in a thought-provoking military drama directed by Kimberly Peirce. Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Philippe) is a decorated Iraq War veteran who once served his country with pride. After his tour of duty comes to an end, King returns to his Texas hometown and attempts to pick up where he once left off with a little help from his family, as well as long-time best friend and war buddy Steve Shriver (Channing Tatum). But just as Brandon, Steve, and the rest of their war buddies begin to settle back into civilian life, Uncle Sam comes calling on them once again. Suddenly ordered back into active duty, the disillusioned war veteran begins to question not just his ties to family and his longtime friendships, but his capacity for love and his sense of honor as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This was a nice movie which shows you the cruel reality of how war affects people either psychologically physically anyways. It does some boring parts but like I said it does show real truth. I liked the acting and storyline, so if you have a chance go rent it
Over all I think this was a really good movie and emotional. I felt there was some flaws with the script. I mean how did Thomas ruin his marriage by just one drunken night? Also, isn't it unusual for the majority of the soliders in a unit to be from the same town? But I feel it's an accurate account of what really happens to soldiers and what they go through.