The Messenger
War, Drama, Romance
U.S. Army Officer Will Montgomery 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 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, 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. Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.
Cast: Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Ben Foster, Eamonn Walker
Produced by: Benjamin Goldhirsh
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Written by: Oren Moverman, Alessandro Camon
Running time: 1hr 45min
Opens: Nov 13, 2009 NY/DC
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