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- 1 hr 25 min
American Son is a drama film released in 2008, directed by Neil Abramson. It is an emotional look at 19 year old Marine Mike's (played by Nick Cannon) 4 last days at home before he is shipped off to Iraq, and the trials and tribulations he must face before facing his uncertain future. The film is comprised mostly of Mike's girlfriend's, best friend's, and mother and father's reactions to the news of Mike shipping out to Iraq. All of his friends and family have been kept in the dark, and American Son highlights their reactions to his news, which are quite varied. Mike also believes that he is in love with his brand new girlfriend Christina, and he knows that his career as a rifleman is going to test their bonds. He has to decide between love, and his career with the Marines. Another major component of the film is Mike's reflection on his decision to join the Marine Corps. Did he join to serve his country, or is it more complicated than that? American Son is an intimate and detailed look at the sometimes complicated lives of our young servicemen and servicewomen.