"I needed him more than you, Lord!"
Stephen Simmons is a Vietnam War veteran that struggles to keep jobs as well as his sanity. He suffers from bad dreams but recently returned to his family after spending time with some doctors. He returns to a family hard up for money and his children are struggling with constant fights with the neighbor's kids. Stephen's purpose in life is to be the glue to keep his family together but can he do it in his current condition?
"She doing anything else I should know about?"
"Yeah, she's doing a lot of things. But I don't think you should know about them."
Jon Avnet, director of Fried Green Tomatoes, Red Corner, Sixty Minute Man, 88 Minutes, and Righteous Kill, delivers The War. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and well done. It reminded me a little of Stand by Me. The interactions between kids are fun to watch unfold and the end is fairly good. The cast includes Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood, Mare Winningham, and Lexi Randall.
"There's a lot of pain in my head."
This film was recommended to me by BrunetteHepburnGirl some years ago (likely 6 or 7 years ago) and I finally got around to seeing this off Netflix. It was an entertaining coming of age film that is intense at times with constant disaster around every corner. I do recommend seeing this picture at least once but I wouldn't add it to your DVD collection.
"Your house is on fire again."