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A Marine Story (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 5 November 2010 (USA)
Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from ... See full summary »

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Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp. Written by Outfest Film Festival

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Every fight is personal

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Crime | Drama | Romance | War

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When Alex paints the American flag on the side of her car to cover the vandalism, she paints the flag backward on the passenger side. The blue field is always toward the direction the vehicle is traveling as if the flag is mounted on a pole and blowing in the wind. This also applies to flags on uniform shoulders A common goof in Hollywood. Not by lifetime military. See more »

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Saffron: They're all just boys, you know. None of them know what they are doing, and none of them want to take the time to figure it out. I just want a little squeeze here, a little massage there, a little exploration. Not all that jackhammering.
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Written by Ned Farr
Performed by Ned Farr and Needles
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Not just another GLBT film
20 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Don't Ask Don't Tell" is only part of the nitty gritty here. Being a woman in the armed forces -- and in any male-dominated society -- comes at us from several angles. So just as DADT isn't merely of interest to the gay community, neither is this compelling, powerful film. This is a deeply experienced personal story with several fascinating characters, not a film-maker on a soapbox. It's beautifully framed, acted and directed...if a bit slow in places. But any "downtime" ultimately increases the desperate angst beneath the surface: a reluctant and rejected hero, cut off from the only career and life she's ever known for reasons that are more complicated than we initially assume, gets an unexpected and unwarranted homecoming. At a time of two wars that are barely on the public's radar, here's the reality of those who've fought and lived through them: all's quiet on the home front because few civilians care to know the many truths on the ground halfway around the world. The genius of MARINE STORY is that even without special effects and battle scenes, regardless of the viewer's personal politics, we are made to pay attention to our women and men in uniform through this impeccably-focused lens. Some huge stories are best told on a smaller budget. If this is independent film-making for the 2nd decade of our century, we have much to admire and care about for years to come.


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