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"Duty and friendship collide"
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.9  (287)

Reparation, released in 2015, is a captivating drama film directed and written by Kyle Ham, which stars Jon Huertas, Marc Menchaca, and Virginia Newcomb. The story revolves around Bob Stevens, a former US Army Intelligence officer, who is suffering from PTSD after his service in Vietnam. Bob has retired from the military years ago and now leads a secluded life in a remote cabin in the woods.

The movie starts with a flashback to Bob's past, where he was on a mission in Vietnam, and something tragic happened to him and his fellow soldiers. This incident caused him to suffer from apparitions, and he has been struggling ever since. Bob's life takes a turn when he receives an unexpected call from a stranger named Ted, who claims to be the son of one of Bob's deceased army buddies, who lost his life in the same incident that left Bob traumatized.

Bob meets Ted, who brings shocking revelations about his past, leading Bob to embark on a journey of self-discovery to confront his demons and find closure. As he confronts his past, Bob uncovers hidden truths and discovers the importance of healing and forgiveness.

The storyline of Reparation is deeply personal, emotionally intense and addresses the topic of PTSD, which is a significant issue for many veterans. The film’s themes of redemption, atonement, and reconciliation are thought-provoking, as well as poignant.

One of the movie's key strengths is its excellent cast, with standout performances from all the actors. Jon Huertas, who plays Bob, gives a compelling and heartfelt performance as a man haunted by his past. Marc Menchaca, who plays Ted, delivers an excellent performance, perfectly showcasing his character's desperation, loneliness, and pain. Virginia Newcomb brings the much needed tenderness to the cast, as she portrays the character of a sympathetic and understanding local bartender, Molly.

The film's cinematography is breathtaking. The stunning landscapes of the Missouri Ozarks, where the movie is set, are captured beautifully, giving the film a sense of other-worldliness that perfectly complements the main storyline's themes.

The haunting and melancholic score, composed by Nick Chuba, is another high point of the movie. The music perfectly complements the film's mood, and it successfully evokes an eerie feeling that stays with you long after the credits roll.

Reparation is a story that takes its time to unfold. The film's pace is unhurried, and the director skillfully handles the build-up and revelations of the plot, creating a raw and emotionally satisfying experience for the audience.

In conclusion, Reparation is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and beautifully made movie that tackles sensitive themes of forgiveness, redemption and self-discovery. The cast's performances are excellent, and the film's cinematography and music are stunning. The movie will leave its viewers with a lasting impact and will make them reflect on their lives and the importance of confronting their past to move forward.

Reparation is a 2016 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 44 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (287)