Now playing in cinemas nationwide
Not another war movie. A film with some major players and some important content but no delivery. Dr. Malley (Robert Redford) – a college professor with a zest for finding the minds who posses the power to change things – inspires a student to follow a more ambitious track. Meanwhile, in Washington Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), the new presidential hopeful is about to encounter an influential journalist (Merryl Streep) and claim to spill the beans for the next military war tactics that will again bring the nation together as a whole. Parallel to this, two college students – who in light of one of Dr. Malley’s class assignments – have taken it into their own hands to join the army and fight for what people seem to talk about but put no muscle behind. These three stories all relate to each other and could, with the right outcome, save these soldiers in the fight for their lives. With a very subtle execution and some inspirational speeches, this film falls short in that we just don’t believe that hope lies within war. Not only does the script focus on a subject that we have almost become desensitized to, but moreover, it’s also trying to have us believe that Tom Cruise might be a hopeful candidate for president. Hopefully we can see a change in content after the 2008 election. We get it!