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As someone who had lived through this war [I live in Osijek, town
frequently mentioned in the movie, only 30 kilometers from Vukovar] and
have seen the atrocities first hand, I'll start by commenting the
realistic value. To my surprise, the Harrison flowers turned out to be
very accurate in portraying what it was like. The details, such as
locations, army uniforms and equipment, names, places, scenes and the
geographic and historic facts, are pretty much all spot-on true. There
are few barely noticeable mistakes, but it'd be nitpicking on my behalf
even mentioning them. So, to anyone interested in seeing what the end
20th centuries warfare really looks like, I highly recommend it. It's
miles ahead of Holywoods cheezy Rambo-style war movies and by it's
ruthless realism it really is a visual kick in the gut.
As for the plot - the love story that serves as a guideline seems pretty much unnecessary and hard to believe. It has occurred to me that it'd be far more believable if Andie MacDowel was the photojournalist lost in the war-zone and her husband goes to get her out, not the other way around. So, those looking for a warm love tale, this will hardly be the best choice. Those interested in seeing the insanity of the easter-Europe 1991. war conflict, the cruelty and danger of modern photojournalism - I can hardly think of anything better than this.