"Saints and Soldiers"
My wife and I went to see this much acclaimed and much awaited movie tonight. And belive me, it was worth the wait, and merited the acclaim.
It's powerfully done, great drama... I just can't say enough good about it.
After the show, my wife asked me what I thought the message of the show was. I had to think about that one for a moment. There were so many underlying messages. It was tough to pick the one that came through as the point.
But I think I found it.
There are ugly situations in life. Like war. But even in very ugly times, very horrible circumstances, there are people who are good. Who do good. Who see good in others, even in the enemy (even the enemy that should be on your own side). And these good people inspire others around them to be good, or at least better.
It also had an underlying subtext of forgiveness and redemption. As Deacon learns to forgive himself for a horrible mistake, as others around him learn to forgive perceived wrongs.
Just like Brigham City was way more than a murder mystery, Soldiers was way more than a war movie.