Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Jan 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Following the attack on Pearl Harbor a 9 year old boy travels a great distance to find his brother who went to enlist in the army in order to join him in the fight against tyranny.
My Take on it – I love coming across little gems like this film whenever I can.
And little it is.
This film is about 40 minutes long and won an Oscar for Best LIve Action Short in 2003 and it really was deserving of it because it’s such a great film.
The story itself is extremely movie and able to give us a very patriotic message on such a pure level.
THis story takes place during the onset of America’s involvement in World War II, but it can be adapted to any war for that matter.
Loved how the main character is an innocent nine year old boy who is able to show us what real courage, patriotism and True brotherly love really are.
The story is such a pleasure to watch because it feels so real.
Loved how they were able to get some known actors in this film and seeing Ron Perlman and David Andrews in significant roles which adds even more credence to everything that is going on.
I’ve always enjoyed short films that manage to tell us so much in such a short time without the need to stretch or drag things out at all and this film definitely succeeds in doing so.
Bottom Line – Very moving short story about patriotism on the purist level. The innocence and persistence of this young boy can show us what real courage and real brotherly love truly are. Captures a great tale in just 40 minutes and is done so believably. Loved seeing some known actors in prominent parts here. REally liked how the story could theoretically be set at any time and place because of the way it was presented to us. Definitely deserving of its Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally published in 1942 in the Saturday Evening Post by William Faulkner. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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