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The War at Home Post-traumatic stress disorder hadn't been identified in 1972, so when a spiritually broken Vietnam vet (Emilio Estevez) returns home to a little...The War at HomeDramaPT119MR Post-traumatic stress disorder hadn't been identified in 1972, so when a spiritually broken Vietnam vet (Emilio Estevez) returns home to a little...1997-09-12MPCA
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The War at Home

Genre: Drama; Starring: Kathy Bates, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen; Director: Emilio Estevez; Runtime (in minutes): 119; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: MPCA

Post-traumatic stress disorder hadn’t been identified in 1972, so when a spiritually broken Vietnam vet (Emilio Estevez) returns home to a little Texas town, well-meaning but dense Dad (Martin Sheen) and pathetic, poignant Mom (Kathy Bates) struggle to make everything peachy-keen while their son is being ravaged by flashbacks. No one wins or recovers. While The War At Home sometimes veers toward Long Day’s Journey Into Texas melodrama — and Estevez directs with an actor’s generosity when a ruthless eye is needed — it does have heart and powerful performances. B+