The Messenger

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2009 | R | Drama | 1hr, 45m

In his most powerful performance to date, Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification ... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 13, 2009 in 4 theaters
November 20, 2009 Nationwide

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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DIRECTOR

Oren Moverman

Screenwriter

Oren Moverman
Alessandro Camon

Companies

Oscilloscope Laboratories & 2 more

Rating MPAA

R for language and some sexual content/nudity

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In his most powerful performance to date, Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will’s emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.

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