The Messenger (2009)
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The Messenger (2009)

Genre
Drama, Romance, War
Release Date
November 13, 2009
Studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories
Official Site
http://www.themessengermovie.com/
Genre
Drama, Romance, War
Release Date
November 13, 2009
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
107 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories
Official Site
http://www.themessengermovie.com/
Director
Oren Moverman
Producer
Mark Gordon, Zach Miller, Lawrence Inglee, Benjamin Goldhirsh
Screenwriter
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman

In his most powerful performance to date, 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.

Featuring tour-de-force performances from Foster, Harrelson and Morton, and a brilliant directorial debut by Moverman, "The Messenger" brings us into the inner lives of these outwardly steely heroes to reveal their fragility with compassion and dignity.

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