As the daughter of a Vietnam Vet, this movie holds a special place for me. I am fortunate enough, that my day is alive and he made it home from Vietnam. Sadly, a lot of men didn't make it home, leaving many children (and spouses) without a father.
This is the story of two of those children.
I watched this movie and while a bit slow to progress, the story of their journey is what piques your interest. I wanted to see both of them succeed in completely the trip to see the men have closure. The movie has humor, tension and a great message for all. I highly recommend watching it as a family. In my personal opinion, I feel it doesn't need to be PG-13 but then again, I blog, not rate movies.
Here is a bit about the movie:
John Paul and Wayne are two young men in search of their fathers. Problem is...their fathers have been dead for 25 years. Eddie and Steven are two young men in search of their sons...whom they've never met. In 1969, Eddie and Steven are with their squad deep in the jungle of Vietnam on a five-day mission to retrieve fallen comrades. They write letters to their wives, often mentioning their love for their sons, one, who is an infant and one yet to be born. In 1994, John Paul and Wayne go on a five day road trip to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC to see their fathers' names. Along the way, reading those letters, they begin to get an understanding of who their fathers were and how they died. Trials and mishaps, both funny and sad, complicate the road trip for the boys. The horrors of war and the testing of faith manifest themselves for the young men in Vietnam. Ultimately, in parallel stories - 25 years apart - the fathers and sons are bound together forever.Runtime: 96 minutesGenre: DramaRating: PG-13 (for brief war violence)
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Si Robertson, Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Whyte, and Sean McGowan.
Special Features of the DVD:-The Heart of Faith of Our Fathers-Honoring Father's Day-Commemorating Memorial Day-Si Robertson Interview-Stephen Baldwin Interview
You can learn more about the movie by following it here:
Faith of Our Fathers Website
Faith of Our Fathers Facebook
Faith of Our Fathers Twitter
Official Trailer on You Tube
Prayers for Veterans
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