Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Taking Chance

Mark Hemingway, whose judgment I trust, writes about the new film based on a true story, Taking Chance:
I cannot for the life of me think of another piece of popular entertainment that I would recommend every American watch, let alone recommend it so enthusiastically. It's a remarkably humble little film, and I think the humility is precisely what makes it so powerful. There's not a single battlefield scene, but the film probably does more to drive home the sacrifices the American military makes — both big and small — than just about anything I can think of. . . . Go see it. You won't be sorry.
It's on HBO right now, and the DVD is currently available for pre-sale, with a release date of May 12. (On the Amazon page you can also watch an interview with Kevin Bacon and the man he portrays.)

Here's the trailer: