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In the Valley of Elah


Tonight's DVD offering after a most excellent roast pork supper1 was In the Valley of Elah and I'm still recovering from it now. Tommy Lee Jones as the father of a soldier murdered while on leave from Iran is superb. He is also an ex-military policeman and you are in no doubt at all that that's who he is.

I assumed it was going to be a straightforward murder mystery thriller but as the story unfolds it turns out to be both rather less and rather more complicated than that and the real story being told is rather different. The confession scene near the end of the movie is particularly compelling and left me feeling stunned.

I'm not going to say any more than that other than - see it, it's really very good.

  1. The pork bought from that fine butcher Michael Beaumont of Fulbourn, a shop which we can't recommend too highly.

Tags: films, food Written 06/07/08

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