Memorial Day (2012)

Memorial Day (2012)





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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. -- (C) Official Site
R (for some war violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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Critic Reviews for Memorial Day

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Between all the flashbacks and flash-forwards, you'll need a scorecard.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A family saga as much as a war story, it chronicles a generations-spanning Minnesota military family whose servicemen harbor life-changing combat experiences they can't easily talk about.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Memorial Day" is mostly watchable thanks to the performances of John and James Cromwell. The story does its best to reel you in and feel for these characters, but may feel like it's stringing you along with no pay off in sight at times.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012

Audience Reviews for Memorial Day


A moving and inspiring story supported by a solid cast and a great script. Very enjoyable for the family to watch.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq

In a sea of film that revolves around america being the bad guy and craping on classic values because its easy, its nice to see a movie thats well done and the opposite of that. This movie takes full advantage of its well constructed premise. This movie has one slight weakness in that it consistently feels low budget, which is somewhat forgivable for a movie with a first time writer and director.

Alex Wolf Rkc
Alex Wolf Rkc

Good movie! Inspiring. Tear-jerking. Definitely makes you think about a lot. When I first read the caption, I figured it would just me a typical war movie. It definitely draws you in, and keeps you interested all the way though. It really makes you think about your own life, and the value of what is around you.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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