The War at Home (1996)

The War at Home

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It is 1972, and Jeremy Collier has been home from his Vietnam tour for over a year, but he remains shell-shocked and unable to cope with his family. When not suffering from flashbacks, he dreams of putting a bullet in his father's head. The situation results in a terrible family crisis.

Rating: R (For a war-related shooting, an intense sequence of violent threat, and for language.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: James Duff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Runtime:
Touchstone Pictures

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Cast


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as Melissa

as Donald

as Prof. Tracey

as Private Poe

as Lieutenant

as Coffee House Singer

as Bus Station Clerk

as Marjoree

as Brenda

as Viet Cong

as Little Girl

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Critic Reviews for The War at Home

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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A confident, straight-ahead no-nonsense movie that delivers its message relentlessly with maximum impact.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full of little acting moments that feel like ACK-ting moments.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | November 22, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The War at Home

Fiercely emotional! The acting is remarkable and makes the movie feel very real. I would recommend this masterful psychological drama. (First and only viewing - 9/3/2008)

½

kinda uncomfortable but i couldn't look away. some Great scenes with Emilio and Martin. each family character has real feelings. moving. almost (but somehow not) too dramatic ending

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Mary G.

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