Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Taking Chance"

Tonight was the premiere cablecast of "Taking Chance," an original HBO movie starring Kevin Bacon, that is based on the journal of USMC Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (retired) who also wrote the screenplay with director Ross Katz.

It is a revealing, short at only 77 minutes, low-key, yet incredibly powerful movie of the true story about Strobl's escorting the body of USMC Lance Corporal Chance Phelps to his home town for burial.

Although Phelps was killed in Iraq, this is not a story about war nor the politics of the war.

It is about a moving, beautiful journey across America; a journey of honor, respect, care, and love; a story that I'm about to see for the second time as I type this and hope to eventually buy.

Highly recommended.

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