In the Valley of Elah - Movie Synopsis & Plot
"In the Valley of Elah" tells the story of a war veteran (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife (Susan Sarandon) and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, and the police detective (Charlize Theron) who helps in the investigation.
By about the end of January, I always try to see all of the allegedly award-worthy films that were released over the previous year. The reason? So I can compile an accurate Top Ten list. Needless to say, I never fully obtain that goal, as I miss some movies in theaters and they aren't released on DVD until months after the Oscars come about. Such is the case with In the Valley of Elah
, the Paul Haggis-directed movie about a father investigating the brutal murder of his son after he returns home from Iraq.
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