The War at Home (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Emilio Estevez produces, directs and stars in this gripping emotional drama about a young man’s adjustment problems upon his return from the Vietnam War. The troubled vet’s parents (Martin Sheen and Kathy Bates) and sister struggle to reach him, but can’t stop his downward spiral or the family’s disintegration.

This unflinching film is jarring when it’s not teetering into TV-style melodrama. Rated R.

GRADE: B

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