Love And Honor (Film) Review

Love And Honor

Released: 22nd March 2013
RRP: TBC
Director: Danny Mooney
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Ricky Wayne, Chris Lowell
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100

When DALTON JOINER, a young soldier in Vietnam, gets dumped by his hometown girlfriend JANE, he vows to sneak home during the war to win her back. His best buddy, MICKEY WRIGHT, never one to miss out on a wild time, decides to go with him. They must get back to America, change her mind and return to the war without getting caught. The two soldiers end up at the University of Michigan, where they find JANE, now JUNIPER, and her stunning and passionate new friend CANDACE, right in the heart of the counter culture - and the anti-war movement. During one week in July 1969, while the rest of the world focuses on man's first steps on the moon, Wright and Joiner learn the true meaning of love, honor and commitment. (c) IFC

Gary Goldstein (Los Angeles Times) said:
""Love and Honor" suffices as old-fashioned, pie-in-the-sky entertainment."

Lou Lumenick (New York Post) said:
""Love and Honor'' may be politically clueless, but Hemsworth and the student journalist he hooks up with (fellow Aussie Teresa Palmer of "Warm Bodies'') do make an undeniably attractive couple."

Nicolas Rapold (New York Times) said:
"This trifle about two soldiers who sneak away to America while on leave unfolds in a world about as realistic as a flashback on a sitcom."

Christopher Gray (Slant Magazine) said:
"The deceptions and romances carry on as one might expect, all while the film makes some attempt at exploring the cultural shifts of the time period."

Keith Phipps (Time Out New York) said:
"It's a lightweight drama filled with heavyweight war-is-hell monologues, delivered by a cast that lacks the gravity to sell them."

Nick Schager (Village Voice) said:
"The CW version of the Vietnam War and the 1969 counterculture, Love and Honor hews to a mushy formula far older than its subject matter."

William Goss (Film.com) said:
"Every bit as square and obvious as its title..."



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