View Full Version : Into The Valley Of Elah

8.16.09, 6:38 AM
This movie is based on a true story.
To be specific, the movie states that it is "based on actual events".
I'm not sure what the difference is.
A father (Tommy Lee Jones) is told that his son, who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, is AWOL.
The father travels to the army base town to search for his son.
Charleze Theron plays a detective who helps the father.
Susan Sarandon plays Tommy Lee Jones's wife.
This movie speaks to the darkness of what happens to some of our men and women who serve in combat situations.
And the military's deplorable lack of action regarding that.