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Not a book, a movie - 10/2/2017 10:55:43 PM   


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Just watched Hacksaw Ridge and thought it was the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. I know I'm late in seeing it, but I always wait until movies come out on DVD to watch at home. Anyone else enjoy this movie? I you decide to see it, be sure to watch all the way through the credits so you can see photos of the real person portrayed in the movie.


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RE: Not a book, a movie - 10/6/2017 8:16:26 AM   

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I love movies based on true stories--I'll put this on my list!! Thanks!



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RE: Not a book, a movie - 10/6/2017 5:24:56 PM   
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Carol, This sounds familiar but I'm not sure if I've seen it or not. Can you tell me what
the movie is about, basically? It's getting harder and harder to find a movie I can watch
these days. Flipping through hundreds of TV channels, it's rare to find one I sit through
til the end. Too much violence, sex, and just plain ugly plots. I've always wondered why
an author would write a fictional movie, able to imagine any ending they please, and
yet so many have endings that make me cry!

Wow, I sure digressed on that topic! Anyway, I'd love to know if this is a good movie.
True stories sometimes have real life bad stuff in them, and they don't always end well....
but that's different. At least it is to me : )

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RE: Not a book, a movie - 10/6/2017 10:26:06 PM   


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Sure, this is based on the true story of a conscientious objector in WWII. He served on the battlefield as a medic but wouldn't fight due to his religious beliefs. He becomes the first person to ever win the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. I don't remember much cussing (no f words) but the battle scenes can be pretty graphic. All in all pretty clean and inspirational. I loved it and I'm not a war movie fan.

I agree with you on the difficulty in finding a good movie. When I think I might like a movie, I go to the IMDb website, type in the movie name, find the spot on the page where it says "More", click on it and click on "Parents Guide". That will give a rundown of what might be objectionable content so I can tell right away if I'm going to watch it or not. I refuse to fill my mind with the sex, cursing, and ugliness found in so many current movies. Violence doesn't bother me as much depending on the context, I don't watch slasher type movies anyway so usually it's not an issue with me.


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