Friday, July 17, 2009

Taking Chance Movie Review

Taking Chance (2009) is based on Lt. Col. Michael Strobl's essay "A Marine's Journey Home" which accounts the true events of bringing PFC Chance Phelps home after being killed in Iraq.

Kevin Bacon plays Strobl and of all the roles he has played this is the one I will always remember him for. The honor and respect given to our falling is staggering. The Defense Department offered guidance to ensure the accurate portrayal of the procedures of bringing our soldiers home. Since 1991 all media coverage was restricted so this film offers a rare view of the ceremonies to often performed; this ban was recently lifted in April 2009.

Chance posthumously opened the eyes of many along his return home. Whatever your view of the Iraq War this is a must see and is void of any opinions about the war.

8 out of 10 - I was deeply moved by this gripping account. Have you had the opportunity to watch this film?

Rent it tonight on RedBox or buy from Amazon.