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The Dry Land

R| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
The emotional scars inflicted by a soldier's tour of duty in Iraq are almost too much for him to bear as he (Ryan O'Nan) tries to readjust to civilian life.

Cast: Ryan O'Nan , America Ferrera , Wilmer Valderrama , Jason Ritter , Melissa Leo , June Diane Raphael , Diego Klattenhoff , Evan Jones

Director: Ryan Piers Williams

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing LLC

The Dry Land (2010)

Release Date: July 30th, 2010|1 hr. 32 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • There's nothing in director Ryan Piers Williams' script that elevates this film above others with similar themes. But his heartfelt approach can be seen in the committed cast -- led by O'Nan but also including Valderrama, whose quietly authentic work is a nice surprise. show more

  • A little focus might have helped. Or not: The Dry Land seems intent to tick off a checklist of PTSD symptoms without animating them with fresh details or creative life. It's cloaked in an earnestness that suffocates. show more

  • A gut-wrenching look at the human cost of war. show more

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  • August 12, 2010 Pam
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    A very thought provoking film, Worth going to see especially if you know someone with PTSD.

  • August 03, 2010 Coach BOB
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    Absolutely wonderful film. Acting talent galore. One of the best films that I have seen this year. See it--and get prepared to be moved.

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