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      The War at Home

      R Released Nov 20, 1996 1 hr. 59 min. Drama List
      60% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score After serving in Vietnam, during which he committed acts that still haunt him deeply, Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) lives at home with his parents. As Thanksgiving approaches, both his mother, Maurine (Kathy Bates), and his father, Bob (Martin Sheen), are dismissive of Jeremy's odd behavior and want him to return to the way he was. Karen (Kimberly Williams), his sister, becomes convinced that Jeremy needs help, but it may be too late as he threatens to release his pent-up rage at dinner. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D A poor mans Coming Home. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I dont understand what is wrong with people - this was an amazing film ... I would give it 5 full stars but the sight would allow it! Love you Emilio! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member This is exactly why I love drama. It's powerful and emotional. Emilio Estevez and the entire cast were great in this story about a dysfunctional family adjusting their own son, who is a traumatized Vietnam veteran, coming home. I was left feeling heartbroken at the end and I loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is exactly why I love drama. It's powerful and emotional. Emilio Estevez and the entire cast were great in this story about a dysfunctional family adjusting their own son, who is a traumatized Vietnam veteran, coming home. I was left feeling heartbroken at the end and I loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A well written film that has many moments of great acting with a few moments of really awkward acting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member released in 1996,watched it in 2012! n loved it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Time Out It's never anything more than middlebrow, obvious and quite laboured -- and, for good and ill, very earnest. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times The film is so beautifully acted that you barely notice the staginess of some of the speeches. Rated: 4/5 Aug 30, 2004 Full Review TV Guide Bates is excellent, and Sheen's performance marks a high point in the actor's wayward career. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 4, 2008 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com In one dramatic moment, an upset Bates yells at and slaps Estevez, and suddenly Sheen brings up the subject of stolen peanut brittle. Rated: 1.5/4 Sep 14, 2005 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole Excellent performances from the Sheen clan Rated: 3/5 Apr 25, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After serving in Vietnam, during which he committed acts that still haunt him deeply, Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) lives at home with his parents. As Thanksgiving approaches, both his mother, Maurine (Kathy Bates), and his father, Bob (Martin Sheen), are dismissive of Jeremy's odd behavior and want him to return to the way he was. Karen (Kimberly Williams), his sister, becomes convinced that Jeremy needs help, but it may be too late as he threatens to release his pent-up rage at dinner.
      Director
      Emilio Estevez
      Executive Producer
      Tracie Graham-Rice
      Screenwriter
      James Duff
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures, Motion Picture Corporation of America
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 20, 1996, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 3, 2002
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $43.9K
      Sound Mix
      Surround