American SonDirector: Neil Abramson
A young man tries to tie up some loose ends before he goes to war in this independent drama from director Neil Abramson. Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) is nineteen years old and has just completed his basic training as a private in the United States Marine Corps. Mike has a four-day leave so he can visit his family for Thanksgiving, and then has orders for combat duty in
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This movie is a heart wrenching, funny and unforgettable portrayal of a soldiers difficult coming to terms with the reality of having to go off to war for the first time-- set against a budding love story between Nick Cannon's character Mike and Melonie Diaz's character. Set in Bakersfield, you really get the sense of a life with no real options except to join the military if you want to get out of here and live a better life. That's the reality for a lot of soldiers and this is the first time I've seen it so realistically portrayed. We feel what it's like as those last hours tick away and you're faced with the final reality. To go or not to go to war. It's not political, it's a human portrait, it strives to capture the reality of America today, not comment one way or the other on the war itself. It does make you think though, that is for sure. And that's what great movies should do...