Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines to serve their country in Iraq. Unfortunately, they don't all return home. The ones that do survive face guilt, problems assimilating ...
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Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines to serve their country in Iraq. Unfortunately, they don't all return home. The ones that do survive face guilt, problems assimilating back into every day life, and a society that doesn't seem to support them. They face the pressure and the temptation to rejoin their fellow Marines on the battlefield as they struggle to blend into civilian life. This is a story about American heroes, their courage, their pain, their humanity.Written by
Peace Arch Entertainment
Corporal Mark O'Brien is a real retired marine who served in Iraq. He was wounded during his second tour of duty, losing his right arm and leg. The flashback scene in the movie is very similar to what actually happened. See more »
look past the acting and see the film for what is it
the acting wasn't too great but i think the overall film shows a good insight into what it is like for returning war veterans. you have to remember that mark o'brien was not an actor but a war veteran himself, which i think in some ways is better than having a proper actor for the part. i was slightly annoyed at the beginning of the movie as i thought the acting was terrible but once you get past that and actually open your eyes and see what the film is really about then you could appreciate it a lot more. its obviously not the greatest war film ever made but it is a true likeness of what really goes on once they come home, there are very few films where you see them coming to terms with what has happened and trying to adjust to their normal lives, instead they other films are all "bang bang kill kill". i think they had made a good effort in executing this film, and it was nice to see some emotion from mark o'brien rather than having an actor playing the part who has no idea what war is about.
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