Stop-Loss (2008)

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Stop-Loss: Directed by Kimberly Peirce. With Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum. A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

“We Love Each Other So Much…u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is not your typical happy and energetic musical. Sitting alone in the theater, I was initially surprised and confused at Adam Driveru0026#39;s characteru0026#39;s vulgar sense of humor. I thought this movie would be bizarre and weird for itu0026#39;s whole runtime, and boy I was right, in a good way though.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe music dominated every aspect of every scenes and conversations. The characters only spoke one or two sentences before the singing began. While I donu0026#39;t like opera much, I still enjoyed how atmospheric and immersive the music was.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story was also interesting. Initially it was about the marriage between the main two characters and their careers. After that, itu0026#39;s about the daughter character, who had a bizarre appearance. I was confused at first, but then it became clear at the end and I was impressed at the clever concept.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, the best part of the movie was the great Adam Driver himself. The only thing that this man cannot do was probably be bad in a movie. That stand up comedy scene where he made a crazy joke about his wife was shocking. He carried the whole movie and did everything right.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, probably the best and most unique musical that I have watched. Defiant try it out in theater or Amazon Prime in two weeks. 9/10.”

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