At the center of writer-director Ryan Piers Williams’ small, earnest indie drama The Dry Land is actor-to-watch Ryan O’Nan: He gives a quietly riveting performance as an Iraq-war veteran who comes undone after he returns home to dusty Texas (the filmmaker’s home turf) and the welcome of a loving wife (America Ferrera, the filmmaker’s fiancée). Just another cost-of-war movie, you say? Yes, and that’s exactly the point. B
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS America Ferrera and Ryan O'Nan look out over The Dry Land (Jory Sutton)
Genre: Drama; Starring: America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama; Release Date Wide: 07/30/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 92; Distributor: Maya Releasing
Posted July 28 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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