OH MY GOD!
Timmy from Cork, 03 Jul 2010
I love this film! I rented it before reading the reviews but watched it anyway. I was literally at the edge of my seat (bed) watching it! Maybe it's just me, I don't know but it was awesome! Jake Gyllenhaal is hilarious! I'm still laughing at the bar scene!
All I can say it give it a try! Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't, but It's definately one of my favourites now! Not too much action, not too much romance but it still works! I really think everyody should see this at least once! Give it
At least Ben Affleck wasn't in this...
Jason from Meath, 01 Jul 2010
Movie Executive 1: "Let's make a movie showing the harsh reality of war, the impossible decisions people must make in order to survive, and the struggle those lucky enough to make it through have when integrating back into normal society"
Movie Executive 2: "That sounds great, but it might not resonate with all our target demographics. Can we shoehorn in a pointless love angle, and maybe a black sheep turned good storyline?"
Movie Executive 1: "Fantastic! In fact, let's make those the central
Hoped it would be better
Ken from Louth, 05 Aug 2010
One thing about Jim Sheridan is he seems to gets so much from child actors and this is no different. That aside this was a little unsatisfying. The three main characters and especially the blank-faced Tobey Maguire are excellent. However the film does fall a little flat with the transfer of the storyline from the original Danish film to a story Americans would "get". It has some nice moments, is well directed and fairly enjoyable but you can't help feeling there's something missing
Martina from Tipperary, 06 Oct 2010
Not a fan of war movies but this one really got to me. Very well acted by all, especially the eldest daughter, she broke my heart, she was amazing. Toby portrayed the messed up in the head soldier brilliantly, it really brought home what family life is like before and after someone returns from war, how you can really lose someone even if they don't die. Jake as cute as ever, a good movie overall and well worth the watch.
Wow - top notch in all respects
Patrick from Wicklow, 16 Feb 2011
Fantastic film. Beautifully directed and great casting and production. From the first moment you know it's going to be something special and it doesn't disappoint. So difficult to articulate all that's great about this film so I won't even try. Just watch it ... if you appreciate any depth in a film you'll enjoy it.