DIRECTOR | LIZA JOHNSON
STARRING | LINDA CARDELLINI, MICHAEL SHANNON, JOHN SLATTERY
STUDIO | ENTERTAINMENT ONE
RELEASE | 4.24.12
ER‘s Linda Cardellini is out of her scrubs and recently out a military uniform as Kelli, an American reservist back in the U.S. after a tour in Iraq. But fitting back into a daily routine is hard after hearing lots of things that go boom and seeing maimed soldiers in the hospital, even if all you’re doing is supply.
Have you ever heard someone say, “No one really comes back from war alive”? Well, there just might be a ton of truth to that.
The film is a 97-minute long scene of long sad faces looking into the U.S. sunset, and like Obama’s “looking off into the future” stare, it works.
So if you’re at all a sensitive type, you might feel something in the region of your heart drop.
Cardellini’s quiet and crazy desperation to find some solace in her return to the monotony of day-to-day life is quite unnerving, and she doesn’t need slow-motion dramatized explosions or to hold a dying fellow soldier to convey just how messed up war has made her. Just try and stop the emotions on your face.