Day Zero (2007)

I liked the concept of this film a lot. The military draft has returned to current day USA and we join three friends during the 30 days that they have to respond to their draft cards.

We see the test of character and the re-evaluation each man does of his life during this time. The people in their lives are also shown to be tested in great ways as it is akin to knowing that your friend or husband will soon be dead, or at least absent for years. The actors are realistic in their approach and their reactions, both to the people around them and the reasons for the war (both sides of the war, for and against, are equally represented).

The movie became much more about relationships and honour than it was about the draft and war. We become much more aware of our lives when we realize we might lose it.

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