Jory Sutton
Lisa Schwarzbaum
July 28, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Dry Land

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
92 minutes
Wide Release Date
07/30/10
performer
America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama
distributor
Maya Releasing
genre
Drama

We gave it an B

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

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