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? Written by
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The M2-HB .50 caliber machine gun on the lead HMMWV is in a bizarre mounting that is nearly flush with the roof. It would make it nearly impossible to traverse and elevate the weapon, and the Gunner would have to hunch down and manually lift a weapon that weighs over 100 lb. See more »
Will, what happened over there?
I don't really remember. You know. It's like a dream. Hazy dream.
Then tell me. I wanna know.
Do you? Wanna know what a blast wound looks like? What an OR in the desert smells like? What really happens to them? How they die? You really wanna know? You want us to come back like nothing ever happened. You don't want to get your hands dirty with the details.
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I can see why some people kinda hate this movie. It's a drama that
could've been made for TV. It shows American soldiers returning back
home and not their victims life and/or point of view. But the movie
doesn't try to make a political statement about the war, it does
however try (and achieve to a certain extent imho) to show us the
tragic (after)life of a soldier. Yes Flags of our Fathers (C. Eastwood)
is a better/superior picture in that respect, but that doesn't mean
that Home of the Brave isn't at least good! While there is no full
attack on/against the war (excuse the pun), certain moments do
criticize the events. What really made this movie watchable for me,
were the actors. The main actors did a good job conveying their trauma,
fear and rage. While that might not be enough for many people, I did
like what I saw. I liked the movie and the discussions here show that
it affects people (even if it is in a bad way) and they keep talking
about it. Although some conversations go to far, this only adds to the
attraction/appealing of the movie ... whether you like it or not!
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