#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances.
Plot: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.
Smart Tags: #casualty_notification_team #respect #workout #21st_century #united_states_of_america #usa #soldier #taxi #black_comedy #casualty_notification #staff_sergeant #captain #sergeant #improvised_explosive_device #american_soldier #recovering_alcoholic #grief #ethical_dilemma #crying_woman #dark_comedy #death_notification
|7.1/10 Votes: 33,993|
|6.8 Votes: 281 Popularity: 11.052|
Powerful with fantastic performances
The Messenger is being overshadowed by other war films like The Hurt Locker, yet it is different and a great film. It has a very slow pace, but it has some incredibly powerful scenes and some amazing acting. Woody Harrelson is getting Oscar buzz for his performance, and he does deserve it. He has had a great year, with this and Zombieland. As great as he was, though, Ben Foster is just as great. Samantha Morton is probably better than both because she possesses a subtle and powerful gesture that only she has. I have only seen her in one other film, Synecdoche, New York, and she plays completely different types of personalities in both. Here, she is very quiet, but she is able to portray the reason why Foster’s character is intrigued by her. The job that Stone and Montgomery (Foster and Harrelson) have is very difficult to do, and this is the first film to portray a job like that that I have seen. The director and writer did a great job. One of the flaws is that by the ending the film has no real directional focus, and this is a flaw in the screenplay. However, still a great film that should be seen not just for Harrelson but for the entire cast. Don’t let the subject matter turn you away
one of the better Hollywood films to deal with the unpopular war in Iraq
Oren Moverman’s moving drama is one of the better Hollywood films to deal with the unpopular war in Iraq, and the damage inflicted on soldiers and their grieving families. Like Stop Loss and its ilk, the film depicts how soldiers return home psychologically scarred by their experiences in combat and have trouble adjusting to the normal routine of life back home. In some cases the only outlet they have for their anger and frustration is alcohol or brawling, or else they often withdraw inside themselves.
The Messenger is set against the backdrop of the Casualty Notification Team, the special unit whose soldiers are charged with informing families of the death of their loved ones in combat. They get to see families on the worst day of their life. Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) was wounded in Iraq and transferred home and temporarily assigned to the unit. He learns the ropes under veteran Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson). While Stone is able to remain detached from the suffering and grief he witnesses, Montgomery is not so sanguine. He feels for many of the families, and he becomes emotionally involved with a recent widow (Samantha Morton).
Moverman’s direction is sympathetic and restrained, but the anti-war message comes across strongly. Moverman draws superb performances from his cast. In his Oscar nominated role Harrelson delivers his best performance, and manages to convey the complexities and depth of his character. Foster is a revelation in the biggest and most emotionally challenging role of his career to date. And Steve Buscemi also registers strongly in a rare serious role as a bereaved father.
An interesting, moving and thought provoking film, well worth checking out.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Berlin International) (Germany)
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Director Oren Moverman
Writer Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman
Actors Ben Foster, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Woody Harrelson
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 44 nominations.
Production Company The Mark Gordon Company, Oscilloscope Films, Sherazade Film Development, Omnilab Media
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA, DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate) (as Deluxe New York), Mega Playground (digital print dailies)
Film Length 3,114 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)