This is not an easy viewing. Though it is mainly about the fallout of Iraq War, this is also a story about two broken people, who are traumatized by their battlefield experiences and on the verge of nervous breakdown, adjusting to the post-war lifestyle, and performing a tough job that nobody would ever wish to do. Superbly acted by Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson, The Messenger tells a powerful, poignant, and emotionally resonant story. It hits you right in the guts. You've been warned.