Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
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In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Written by
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This film seems to suffer from an identity crisis. It attempts to
tackle many underrepresented topics pertaining to the effect war has on
veterans and their families, but it stretched itself too thin and each
plot line ended up being a weak caricature of what they were trying to
accomplish. With the exception of Bryan Cranston's character, Sal, and
at times J. Quinton Johnston's character, Washington, all of the
characters weren't very well fleshed out and none of them saw any
change from the beginning of the film to the end. The dark subject
matter was sprinkled with random bits of humor that, instead of
lightening the tone, just felt awkward and out of place, while the
story jumped around in so many places, it was hard to tell what it was
There was a flier outside my screening that gave more information about
the veteran issues that were highlighted in this film, which leads me
to believe that it was made with a greater purpose than just to
entertain. This made me even more disappointed in the fact that the
writing and cinematography were often lazy, and the overall film felt
like one done by an amateur filmmaker, not by a writer/director that's
been around for decades. Although there are relatable moments in this
film, I'm sure even more so for people who have experienced war, as a
whole it is barely a step up from an over politicized after school
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