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Missing in America
Missing in America
Actors: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Zoe Weizenbaum, David Strathairn
Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
PG-13     2006     1hr 42min

Lt jake neeley has lived alone in the woods since the vietnam war hiding from long buried memories. His gruff exterior & lonely routines are suddenly broken down by a young & feisty girl who drops into his life & works her...  more »

     

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Actors: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Zoe Weizenbaum, David Strathairn
Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman
Creators: Isen Robbins, Gabrielle Savage Dockterman, Aimee Schoof, Blake Corbet, Ken Miller, Nancy L. Babine
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Excellent, quality, touching film
Katherine Scheidt | New York, NY USA | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recently saw Missing in America at the Monaco International Film festival in which it won Best Film! I just ordered it on DVD so I can give them to my friends and family. I think everyone should see this film. It an excellent independent film debut for a truly wonderful director, Gabrielle Savage Dockterman. Danny Glover, Linda Hamilton, David Strathairn, and Ron Perlman are excellent. Zoe Weizenbaum is a wonderful new actress and did a great job. I hope everyone can see this film with someone they love."
Missing in America
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 10/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I can't add much to what already has been said. But, I found it funny, sad, tragic, and finally, uplifting. Vietnam still affects everyone it touches, and this film does just that. If you watch it, you will be affected. A good movie overall..."
Beautiful film, adult themes
O. Brown | Twopeas, WA | 10/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"****
This is a special film that I would recommend for adults. It is about the difficult recovery of the Vietnam veteran community in a rural area of the Pacific Northwest. They live isolated and impoverished lives, trapped in the past. When one of them, played by Danny Glover, takes care of a friend's young daughter, everything changes, and not only does Danny Glover's character begin to learn to love again, but the entire community comes closer.

I would not recommend this film for children, because I think that the adult themes of war recovery, war trauma, and intense grief would be too much for them; probably over 18 would be best for this film. It is not depressing, as you might think reading the synopsis, but is an inspirational film about interdependency, love, and forgiveness. It is not a "happy" film either, though. I would best call it a deep, poignant, and intense film that is an excellent use of the viewer's time. It would be good for an evening when you want to be moved and drawn into something to forget about your own problems or to help you deal with your own grief.

The acting is remarkable, the scenery lovely, and the young actress---Zoe Weizenbaum---who plays the friend's daughter---is perfect for her role. Danny Glover is marvelous, as is Linda Hamilton. An unlikely grouping of actors in a gem of a movie. You won't regret watching it.
****"
It isn't right, but it's real
R. Kyle | USA | 07/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Danny Glover depicts a haunted Vietnam vet who's secluded himself in the Pacific Northwest. When a man formerly under his command shows up with his half Vietnamese daughter, Linny, and entrusts her fate to him, he's reluctant, but he and the girl gradually develop a relationship and also begin to interact with the community around them, including even more isolated Vietnam vets.

This film doesn't have the ending I'd hoped for--in either the theatre or the alternate ending. As a former Vietnam vet I worked with once said, "It ain't right, but it's real."

That's the way I felt when I finished this film."