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The Dry Land

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The Dry Land | POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS America Ferrera and Ryan O'Nan look out over The Dry Land
Jory Sutton

The Dry Land

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
92 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/30/10
performer:
America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama
distributor:
Maya Releasing
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

At the center of writer-director Ryan Piers Williams’ small, earnest indie drama The Dry Land is actor-to-watch Ryan O’Nan: He gives a quietly riveting performance as an Iraq-war veteran who comes undone after he returns home to dusty Texas (the filmmaker’s home turf) and the welcome of a loving wife (America Ferrera, the filmmaker’s fiancée). Just another cost-of-war movie, you say? Yes, and that’s exactly the point. B

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