A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Two of the most famous figures in the exposure of the Watergate scandal, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, are not at all important characters in this movie (Woodward, played by Julian Morris, appears only briefly, and Bernstein doesn't appear at all). Writer / director Peter Landesman told Time Magazine that this was a deliberate decision because he wanted to vary from the "prevailing Watergate narrative." Although Landesman did not mention this during his promotion of the film, his decision to omit any depiction of Bernstein may have also been influenced by the fact that Bernstein has in the past been notoriously difficult to deal with regarding his own portrayals in movies. In a March 2016 interview in Collider, Jacob Bernstein (a son of Carl Bernstein and Nora Ephron) said that the most challenging aspect of making Everything Is Copy, the 2015 documentary about Ephron, was the protracted negotiation with his own father about Bernstein's appearance in the film. And in that movie itself, Jacob Bernstein also says that his parents' divorce stretched on for years and was a great deal more complicated than most divorces in part because of his father's insistence on negotiating on the content of another movie, the film adaptation of Nora Ephron's roman a clef account of their breakup, Heartburn (in which Jack Nicholson played a thinly veiled version of Bernstein). See more »
The 1-yr old National Museum of African American History and Culture is visible in scenes of Washington DC at the beginning of the movie, which starts in 1972. See more »
Interesting, informative, historical look at the scandal and taking down of a president.
Every history buff knows "Watergate" and the scandal that shook Washington and took down president "Nixon" and the term "Deep Throat" rings a bell with this issue. Well finally a film puts this person in showcase spotlight that being Mark Felt(good performance from Liam Neeson) the man who brought down the white house literally. The film is informative with the behind the scenes look at the interviews and investigations after the "Watergate" break ins and it's looked at first with doubt, cover up, skepticism, and not wanting to believe from not just the administration, but many agents who are close to Nixon want a cover up. However Mark Felt is the one agent who wants answers and the truth as he feels the need for honor and integrity. So this film is a well done investigative journey of the behind the scenes workings of the political game and it's under the table moves and ways of doing business, while it seeks truth and justice while bringing down those involved. Really if your a history buff this is a near perfect film to watch as it's informative.
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