The Dry Land 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… The Dry Land 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… 2010-07-30 PT92M Drama America Ferrera Wilmer Valderrama Maya Releasing
Movie Review

The Dry Land (2010)

The Dry Land | POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS America Ferrera and Ryan O'Nan look out over The Dry Land
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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS America Ferrera and Ryan O'Nan look out over The Dry Land
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 30, 2010; Length: 92m; Genre: Drama; With: America Ferrera; Distributor: Maya Releasing

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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Originally posted Jul 28, 2010 Published in issue #1114 Aug 06, 2010 Order article reprints