Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Messenger (2009)

Director: Oren Moverman. Cast: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi. 113 min. Rated R. Drama.

Finally, there are some powerful movies coming out of the Iraq War - first The Hurt Locker, now this. Harrelson and Foster are Casualty Notification Officers, notifying the next of kin of their loved ones' death, during some unbelievably heartbreaking sequences. The film has the courage to show that no matter how cold these officers handle the moment, they are also humans who may eventually break under the pressure. Harrelson has come a long way since his days on Cheers.

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