Saturday, October 07, 2006

MOVIE: "In Country"*****

Tonight after the Oregon Ducks lost to The Cal Bears I watched on DVD the movie "In Country",5 * our of 5. I performed two wedding ceremonies today and after the first one I stopped by BI-Mart and found it on DVD for $7.98. What is ironic is my wife and I first saw the movie at a theater in Springfield, Oregon in 1989 while we were in the Eugene/Springfield area for a Oregon game after the movie was first released. It is a very good movie. The IMDB summary of the movie is as follows:

Samantha Hughes, a teen aged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett (Bruce Willis), who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all have problems of one kind or another that relate to their war experiences. Sam, as Samantha is known, becomes obsessed with finding out about her father and his experiences, but Emmett and the other vets don't want to talk about the war. Sam pushes everyone to attend a dance honoring the town's veterans....
When Sam reads her father's diary, she begins to understand what his life and death meant, and she and Emmett, with a trip to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial,in Washington DC, come at least temporarily to terms with the war in their lives.(Have tissue ready)

A very moving movie and a little known one that is a hidden treasure. Click on the title above for the IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) page on the movie.