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The Messenger

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The Messenger

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/13/09
performer:
Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, Jena Malone
director:
Oren Moverman
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures
author:
Oren Moverman
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

STARRING Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton
WRITTEN BY Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman
DIRECTED BY Oren Moverman

”I’ve never cried harder in another person’s arms than Woody Harrelson’s,” says Ben Foster. The 3:10 to Yuma star plays an American soldier back from Iraq who’s assigned a new post (with Harrelson as his superior) telling military families their loved ones have died. But Foster doesn’t want to see the film thrown into the ”war movies” pile. ”Saying ‘I’m sorry to inform you…’ is a universal exercise,” he says. ”We’re all going to keep getting that call, or making that call. It has nothing to do with war.”

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