March 14, 2009

BROTHERS AT WAR

I have been out of my element this week, so I was grateful that Laughing Wolf called me last night to invite me to the opening of the movie Brothers At War.

When I saw this trailer two weeks ago, I groaned. I feared another Hollywood movie that made soldiers look like dupes and sadists. But when I saw that Soldiers' Angels was backing the movie, I told my husband that it had the seal of approval and that we ought to go see it.

We attended the premiere tonight with director Jake Rademacher, his brothers, and Gary Sinise. It was such a good movie...and I'm not just saying that because I want a non-anti-war movie to do well. It was laugh-out-loud funny in parts, sad in other parts, and above all it was real. Plus it avoided all the typical maudlin crap that most war movies have: the inner angst, the "we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves" voice-overs, or the sniveling soldiers who make me look like an emotional Rambo.

I can't recommend the movie enough.

Posted by Sarah at March 14, 2009 10:13 PM | TrackBack
Comments

That's good enough for me.

Posted by: r1 at March 14, 2009 10:19 PM

Mark Steyn writes: "to the progressive mind, the very concept of 'the enemy' is obsolescent: There are no enemies, just friends whose grievances we havenít yet accommodated."

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at March 15, 2009 12:36 AM

This looks like a good movie. Maybe that will be an 'anonymous, single lady at movie' kind of movies for me to go see? Would either need to go with someone who would get it or by myself so I'm guessing by myself! LOL

Posted by: Guard Wife at March 15, 2009 08:24 PM

David, Steyn is right about some progressives (perhaps including Obama), but not all. For some, the God-'n'-gun clingers are eternal enemies, whereas jihadis are "future Facebook friends".

Posted by: Amritas at March 16, 2009 11:16 AM

I wish I could have been there. It's about time a good movie was made about America's heroes.

Posted by: Lorie Byrd at March 17, 2009 03:25 AM

This looks like a really good movie. Do you know if this movie will make it to australia? If not do you know if it will come out on dvd?
Thanks

Posted by: orlane at March 17, 2009 07:39 PM

Dear Sarah,
I think I have been following your blog since I first got on the net.
I just love you.
Many Angel hugs.
Love
Patti

Posted by: Patti at March 18, 2009 08:27 AM