2009   USA The Messenger
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Director:Oren Moverman
Studio:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Writer:Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman
IMDb Rating:7.3 (13,416 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations
Genre:Drama, Romance, War
Duration:105 min
Oren Moverman  ...  (Director)
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman  ...  (Writer)
Ben Foster  ...  Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
Jena Malone  ...  Kelly
Eamonn Walker  ...  Colonel Stuart Dorsett
Woody Harrelson  ...  Captain Tony Stone
Yaya DaCosta  ...  Monica Washington
Portia  ...  Mrs. Burrell
Lisa Joyce  ...  Emily
Steve Buscemi  ...  Dale Martin
Peter Francis James  ...  Dr. Grosso
Samantha Morton  ...  Olivia Pitterson
Paul Diomede  ...  Motorcycle Cop
Jahmir Duran-Abreau  ...  Matt Pitterson
Gaius Charles  ...  Recruiter Brown
Brendan Sexton III  ...  Recruiter Olson
Brian Adam DeJesus  ...  Teenager #1
Bobby Bukowski  ...  Cinematographer
Summary: While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin...

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