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Birthday (2015)

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A severely wounded Marine and his wife finally come home following months of surgeries and rehab. A powerful and realistic depiction of what it is like for our wounded vets and their spouses as they face enormously difficult times ahead.

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Chris King
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Mandy Moody ... Wife
Chris Gouchoe ... Marine
Eric Wheeler ... Doctor
Matt Saculla ... Combat Marine 1
Quincy Moreland Quincy Moreland ... Combat Marine 2
Ryan Havner Ryan Havner ... Combat Marine 3
Ben Friedrich Ben Friedrich ... Combat Marine 4
Aaron Leong Aaron Leong ... Combat Marine 5
Jacqueline Calkin Jacqueline Calkin ... Surgeon
Jesse Cottle Jesse Cottle ... Wounded Marine
Kelly Cottle Kelly Cottle ... Rehab Nurse
Josh Hotaling Josh Hotaling ... Wounded Marine
Brittany Parsons Brittany Parsons ... Wounded Soldier
Robert Downey Robert Downey ... Wounded Soldier
David Lambert David Lambert ... Wounded Soldier
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A severely wounded Marine and his wife finally come home following months of surgeries and rehab. A powerful and realistic depiction of what it is like for our wounded vets and their spouses as they face enormously difficult times ahead.

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Short | Drama | Romance | War

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26 October 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I just saw "Birthday" at a film festival a few days ago. I was very impressed by the film because of its simplicity as well as its unflinching look at a couple and how they both deal with his life- changing injuries.

When the film begins, you can see a young lady Skyping with her fiancé. He's a soldier in Afghanistan and his tour of duty have almost expired. However, in a gut-wrenching scene, the man is blown up by a land mine but somehow survives. But he's now missing his legs and an arm and must use hearing aids. Through the rest of this film, using a montage they show this couple reunite, celebrate the belated birthday, marry and carry on their lives together. While it's rather short in story, writer/director Chris King does a great job of putting the story across and it packs a huge emotional wallop. Well made yet simple...and a very nice tribute to men who have sacrificed to serve their countries.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA

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$8,000 (estimated)
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Watermark Films (II) See more »
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