January 9, 2010

Messenger, The

An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death (movieseed) in combat struggles with his new post at the Casualty Notification Office while (movieseed) anticipating his upcoming discharge in this military (movieseed) drama starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, and Samantha Morton. (movieseed) Will Montgomery (Foster) has spent his fair share of time in army (movieseed) hospitals, and with just three months to go before returning to civilian (movieseed) life, he discovers that his girlfriend back home (Malone) has decided to move on with her life. (movieseed) Crestfallen, Will discovers that his latest hope 4 a fresh start will be training to work for the (movieseed) Casualty Notification Office (movieseed) under the mentorship of senior officer Tony (Harrelson). As someone who had a close (movieseed) brush with death himself, Will isn't sure that he's the man to tell families that their own loved (movieseed) ones will never be coming home. Thankfully, in between his assignments, (movieseed) Tony offers a sympathetic ear and the two men form a bond (movieseed) that will ultimately help them to readjust to "normal" life. But once you've been in the thick of it, any true hope for a "normal" life after the military is just(movieseed) wishful thinking. Later, Will is drawn to the grieving widow (Morton) of a (movieseed) fallen soldier, a development that forces him to ponder the ethical dilemma (movieseed) of starting a relationship with a woman in such a vulnerable position.
Directed by: Oren Moverman

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