Saturday, February 23, 2008
In the Valley of Ellah
. . . with Tommy Lee Jones and Charilize Theron, is a sad little take on what happens when boys go to war and get really screwed up. Charilize's character investigates a killing that happens near a military base, the brutal murder of Jones' son. They try to make Charlize look like a tough no-nonsense cop with sensible shoes and pulled back brown hair, but let's face it, how can she not look beautiful. The movie definitely makes a statement about how screwed up the Iraq War is and has some really good performances. One warning, it did cause three people I was watching it with to fall asleep -- they were really tired though.