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5.5/10. So-so drama, bland and tedious at times. It just does not have deep characters, this is where it fails. The characters just don't draw you into the film, you just don't care about them or what happens to them. Very empty and unemotional. Pointless film. Decent cinematography and score.
The Year That Trembled (2002) Nothing changes, not in politics. Phil Robbins.
Trembled is one-part college kid anxiety over the 1970 Vietnam lottery draft and another-part dramatization of the legal aftermath of the Kent State shootings. Its an interesting story with decent performances and a good balance between the serious and the silly. Unfortunately, the recorded audio levels on the DVD had me constantly reaching for the controller - that part was maddening.
I recommend the film most for the historical perspective. About thirty-five years ago, more and more Americans grew tired with the war in Vietnam and began their struggle to get us out. It was Dick Nixon then, Dick Cheney now; Spiro T. Agnew then, and George W. Bush now. What did the modern war machine learn from the experience of the Old Guard? Dont kill off so many boys and girls that you need the draft.
jonathan brandis last movie... a real example of his acting genius RIP Jon.
Dude, y'all need to see this cause I'm IN IT! WOOT! It's rated R because it's about the war draft, and there's some unnecessary dropping of a few nasty words (best watched with the volume off) but totally, check me out!
The acting is all good. Storyline really works better as a book, as it was originally.
Jonathan Brandis did a really great job in this film. He tried really hard to break away from this teen image. He was one of the few teen actors that really had more then a pretty face--this film proves it.
jonathan brandis is my all time favorite actor..may he forever rest in peace
it was ok not one of jonathan brandis best films but he was in it so had to watch it