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Act Of Valor

Released: 2012
Rated: R
Length: 110 Minutes
Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle, Nestor Serrano, Ailsa Marshall, Gonzalo Menendez, Emilio Rivera, Dimiter Marinov, Thomas Rosales Jr., Alex Veadov, Marc Margulies
Director: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Action Thrillers
Plot: “An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.” ~IMDb

I really loved this film. It’s the kind of film that will make you want to leave your life and go enlist in the military even though you know you could never physically go through most of the things these guys put their minds and bodies through on a daily basis. The film is full of action and the SEAL team was definitely the stars of the film. I certainly ended this movie feeling a huge sense of pride in my country and an even bigger sense of gratefulness for all the soldiers who leave their families to keep the rest of us safe and completely unaware of what they are doing for us and don’t even really care that none of us know how much we owe them. I love that it went into tactical detail without taking away from the underlying personal story of the characters. I spent the last 5 minutes crying (I believe my husband and my FIL even shed a few tears). It was the perfect movie to watch the week of Independence Day.

Until next time, this has been a real housewife in Houston moment.