Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun Saturday? How about a War Hero's Painful Transition to Normal

Ok, sure, you've seen Avatar and Precious, but have you seen The Messenger? This film, nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay is yours to enjoy at the Avon on Saturday, February 27th at 11am.

The Avon describes it as follows:

This is a powerful and tender story about a returned war hero making his first steps toward a normal life. Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will’s emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.

(photo from noii's,

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