Tory Hedderman is a self-centered, apathetic and brooding 16 year old who doesn't really care about anyone or anything -- that is, until his family has to move from New York City to rural ...
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Tory Hedderman is a self-centered, apathetic and brooding 16 year old who doesn't really care about anyone or anything -- that is, until his family has to move from New York City to rural West Virginia. When Tory is caught vandalizing a patriotic town statue of a WWI vet, he is ordered to perform community service at a local veteran's hospital. Through the experience, Tory meets individuals who challenge his perspective on the world. "The Pledge" is a family drama that incorporates documentary footage of real-life vets sharing their views of on patriotism, young people today and how the worlds is changing before them. Written by
Anyone who is proud to be an American will love this movie. Very moving.
Although this film has some of the feel of an independent film, it is one that you, no matter who you are, would not regret seeing it. If you've lost a bit of your sense of patriotism, you will be recharged. If you are already a strong patriot, you will get chills and shed a tear. Great combination of reality and theatrics. I have always felt that I am a very patriotic American, as demonstrated by my service to this country both in and out of uniform. I went to see this movie because I wanted to know how some filmmakers view their own sense pf patriotism, and how they would show that on film. I have seen most of the movies made about the war in Iraq, and having served in Iraq, I picked up on many mistakes and stereotypes. However, this family film does not stereotype. It brings an element from both sides, and in doing so demonstrates that no matter what your beliefs may be, whether you support the war efforts or not, and whether you support or reject the government, this film will remind everyone how similar we as Americans are, both in mind and in spirit. First film I have seen to bring that out. Thank you.
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