Iraq War vet Tomas Young returns from duty with a severed spine and post-traumatic stress disorder. As Young reflects on his experiences in combat and the high price he paid for going to fight in the Middle East, he begins to question the validity of the war in Iraq and the value of war in general.
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The message comes through and as a testament to Tomas Young's life, it suffices because it has to, but I found this to be a poorly made film given the big name producer and directors. I'd gladly have traded the monotonous congressional roll call votes and Eddy Vedder's cloying songs for more about who Young was before 9/11, the family dynamic w/ the stepfather who continued to support Bush, and the enlisted brother.