Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Movie Review: Taking Chance

I haven't posted what we've been watching for awhile but after seeing this I HAD to tell as many people as I could.  This moving was incredibly moving.  It makes you proud of the way our Marines treat fallen soldiers and gives an inside look at the happenings of death in war time, both for soldiers at war and soldiers at home.  It shows how everyday people encountering both dead and alive soldiers are full of respect and makes you proud to be one of those folks.  If you aren't a person who is apt to shake a soldier's hand or salute them, this movie very well may have you doing so.


Netflix described the move:
"Based on an article by Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, this HBO original film tells the story of Strobl's emotional experience traveling across America as a volunteer escort officer for the body of fallen 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps. Along the 2004 journey to Phelps' hometown in Wyoming, Strobl (portrayed by Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon) witnesses -- and is moved by -- acts of respect by everyday American."

*****FIVE STARS *****

1 comment:

Stacie said...

I really liked this movie too! Very emotional!