Taking Chance

I know this movie (made for HBO) will probably get shredded by some of the beret wearing crowd here if they ever bother to see it, but I found it to be profoundly moving. Kevin Bacon was perfect for the role. If you don’t know the story, it is based upon the true story of a US Marine Colonel (Bacon) who volunteers to escort the body of PFC Chance Phelps home to Wyoming after he was KIA in Iraq in 2004.

The most moving moments for me were when the airport employees, from the front desks to the baggage carriers, to a pilot, honored Phelps. It plays on your heartstrings in a very unsubtle way, which is grounds for burning a film to some of you guys, but I hope some of you view it and post honest opinions.

I am not a military guy, and have few friends and relatives who served, so I didn’t have that extra emotional baggage while watching it. I suspect it would be very hard to watch from that perspective, despite how much respect the filmaker gives the fallen.

I searched before posting, if I failed to find another thread on this please link it here, and I apologize.

I can not be the only person here with HBO. Has no one else seen this yet? Or did it just not leave any impression on anyone else that has seen it?

I recorded it, but haven’t watched it yet.

I will have to watch this (providing it is available On Demand)

Okay you cold hearted bastards, Kevin Bacon won a Golden Globe tonight for his performance in this film, maybe now someone will take a look at it.

probably in my top 10 of the year.