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Day Zero (2007)

R | | Drama | 29 April 2007 (USA)
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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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... Feller
... Rifkin
... Dixon
... Molly
... Patricia
... Dr. Reynolds
... Mara
... Rifkin's Father
Daniel Oreskes ... Gus (as Daniel Orskes)
... Rifkin's Secretary
... Senior Partner (as Bob Hogan)
... Client (as Adam Le Fevre)
... Lawyer
... Liberal Man at Party
Jordin Ruderman ... Liberal Woman at Party (as Jordan Ruderman)
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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 Anonymous

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Drafted... 30 Days to Report For Duty. What would you do?

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Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Dia Zero  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,800, 20 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,800, 20 January 2008
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Aaron has his head completely shaved, but too soon afterward, he has more hair growth than he should have had. See more »

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Title Card: 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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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Original verse lyrics written by Joe Hutchinson
Performed by HUTCH aka Joe Hutchinson
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America's at war, and three men must ask themselves: What's it good for? What's my share? A perfect study of those who share this fate given by wonderful cast and crew.
30 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I was made aware of this movie by friends. And while I was quite an Elijah Wood fan some years ago, I must admit my expectations weren't really that high.

But then I started reading something about the plot and thought, "Hmmm, this *could* be a film worth watching." So, I got myself tickets for the Monday screening at the Tribeca Film Festival. And I don't regret it a bit! So many questions that I have asked myself many, many times were picked up by this movie. Is the war the world is fighting just? Will it help us? Will it make things worse? Why do we feel we must (not) fight? How to justify that? And by having very controversial characters as the main players, you have no problem at all seeing things from both (or rather multiple) sides. Plus, no answers are forced down your throat.

Naturally, there still is a message, but, at least to me, it wasn't, "That's not worth fighting for." but, and that's a message hardly heard, "Suffering doesn't only come from being hurt, but also from (possibly) having to hurt." All in all, I can but recommend this film. A wonderful starting point for having a discussion with your friends (and, even more so, with those you consider do *not* share your opinion on this matter!) So, 10 out of 10 is really what this movie deserves.


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