The Messenger

The Messenger Release Date: November 13, 2009

In the movie “The Messenger,” Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband’s death, Will’s emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.

Genres: DramaRomanceWar
Directed By: Oren Moverman
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: Osci.
Total Box Office: 1.1 MIL
MPAA Rating R