Friday, October 29, 2010

The Messenger

Movies about the war we're in or ones that revolve around it are a tricky matter.

With only a few months left in his enlistment, Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) is assigned to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Partnered with Capt. Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), he is to tell families of soldiers about their death. Will becomes curious about Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), the wife of a slain soldier.

Foster has me really interested with what else his career holds (I've also seen him in 3:10 to Yuma). I also loved Harrelson's performance. The Messenger is an interesting character study from first-time director Oren Moverman. It is also a good view on the effect of war.

My Rating: ****1/2

1 comment:

  1. Loved this movie. Harrelson was wonderful, and the chemistry between Foster and Morton seemed pretty legit.


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