The Messenger

  • Theatrical - Limited 2010-05-18
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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.

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PLOT: A soldier (Ben Foster) returning home after a tour of duty in Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty…

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PLOT: A soldier (Ben Foster) returning home after a tour of duty in Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty…

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Yes, THE MESSENGER is another Iraq war drama, but since THE HURT LOCKER finally proved the genre has some merit,…