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.
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Erik S. Weigel
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
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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.
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The movie takes place in the near future, where a draft has been re-instated and three friends in New York find themselves faced with their own fears and beliefs as they deal with their call to serve. George a successful lawyer, Dixon a tough-as-nails cab driver, and Feller a writer with a host of insecurities, face their inner demons in the thirty days they are given to report to duty. I was lucky enough to see this movie at Tribeca, not once, but three times. I loved it more each time and got to enjoy all the little nuances I missed from previous viewings. New York was the perfect setting for this movie and the city is like another character in the film. This is a very character driven story and there is not one weak performance in the lot. Everyone is wonderful, with the stand-out performances being Ginnifer Goodwin as George's wife, Sofia Vassilieva in a small but effective part, and Elijah Wood who manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking in one of his best roles to date. A touching a thought-provoking film, this one is not-to-miss.
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