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Day Zero R CC

Three young friends are faced with a serious choice when the military draft is reinstated and all three are given a 30-day notice to report for duty.

Elijah Wood, Chris Klein
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Bryan Gunnar Cole
Starring Elijah Wood, Chris Klein
Supporting actors Jon Bernthal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elisabeth Moss, Ally Sheedy, Sofia Vassilieva, John Rothman, Daniel Oreskes, Tinashe Kajese, Robert Hogan, Adam LeFevre, Amir Arison, Ian Kahn, Jordin Ruderman, Annie Rohling, Clark Middleton, Charlene Biton, Alexandra Rose, Janelle Anne Robinson
Studio First Look
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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What if the draft were reinstated, and the young men of the United States suddenly forced to join the army, fight, and perhaps die -- without any free choice?

Thankfully, that hasn't happened just yet, and hopefully it won't anytime soon. But "Day Zero" takes a hard, sometimes frightening look at three young men who face that very ordeal. Instead of pompous politics or big war stories, it's an intimate, visceral experience that seems more interested in the "ordinary guys" than in the war itself.

In the near future, terrorists have struck again, this time attacking the West Coast -- and in response, the United States has reactivated the draft. All males between eighteen and thirty-five have to sign up for army duty in one month. This includes three friends: street smart cabbie Dixon (Jon Bernthal), wealthy young lawyer George (Chris Klein), and fragile writer Aaron (Elijah Wood).

In the month that follows, all three are struggling -- George wants to stay with his newly cancer-free wife (Ginnifer Goodwin) rather than fight in a war he despises, and tries to arrange an excuse to stay behind. Dixon's new girlfriend leaves him wondering what he'll lose if he leaves. And Aaron is just terrified. He makes a "ten things to do in the next month" list, but his fragile psyche starts to crumble under his fear of army life and death.

As Day Zero approaches, all three men must find the pressure building to new heights, and must decide where their choices -- and futures -- lie.

"Day Zero" is not a cheerful movie -- despite a lack of boot camps, battlefields and pompous political preaching, this movie is pretty dark fare.
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This was a good movie with a serious topic. With three boys it tug at my heart strings. I liked the acting but wished the ending was diffrent....Of course real life is messy too so everything can't be a happy ending. Thought provoking for sure.
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