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A Marine Story
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on May 16, 2011
After many years of service in tough, overseas postings, a woman officer in the US Marine Corps - Alexandra Everett - played by Dreya Weber, is suddenly accused of being a lesbian, after some anonymous accusations. She has not been sleeping around, so no one can confirm she is not gay. She is advised to resign before an official investigation, so she can get an honorable discharge, but won't get her pension as she still has another year to go. On the day of returning to her sleepy home town she helps arrest some teenagers stealing from a convenience store. The judge gives the girl - Saffron - played by Paris P. Pickard, a choice between going to jail or joining the military. Everett is asked by the sheriff to give her some basic training to get her through the first round of selection. Saffron is very hostile to authority, but as the story progresses we see how things works out for both of them.

I saw this in London at a film festival and ordered the DVD when I got home. Despite being a low budget movie, with little known actors, it has the look of a much bigger budget production. The drama unfolds very well and unlike a movie with big stars (where we can usually figure out what the end will be) we have no idea how things are going to turn out, which makes it that much more enjoyable. Dreya Weber is a professional acrobat and gymnast, so makes a convincing Marine in terms of physique, while still being very attractive. When she puts on her Drill Sergent act she is really scary. Paris P Pickard gives a first rate performance as the 'lost girl' and so do all the other cast members. As well as a serious side to the movie, there is plenty of humor and, very important, one can identify with the characters and feel part of their life stories. I have written to the main UK cinema chains and suggested they give it a national release on their digital screens.
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on January 23, 2014
Very good plot. I would watch it again So it is a story about life at its most basic. The themes are handled marvelously, by two superb actors. I think about bits of the movie frequently.
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on September 9, 2014
It was okay, nothing too exciting, easy to follow, decent direction and not to sound mean, but mediocre story line. Def not a bad movie, but nothing special either.
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on April 17, 2011
Fantastic storyline. I am not American and not involved in the military, but as a lesbian I can relate to the unjust reality of life under dont ask dont tell. The theme surrounding Dont Ask Dont Tell has been told before on many occassions but this story was new and different. Dealing with life after suddenly being cast outside the military is hard enough without all the other issues of sexuality.
This movie tackled an array of day to day realities within society. Drugs and all the offences and conflicts associated with users and the community. The military and the stigma associated with serving your country. And one womans struggle with all of the issues to breaking point.

I loved the portrayal of Alex. You dont need endless dialogue to convey a strong message. Her body language and decision making processes reflected her strong feelings of dispair, isolation, patriotism loss and anger.

Highly recommended viewing.
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on February 23, 2015
Mediocre acting and production values.
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on October 19, 2012
It was a good movie, but I was expecting more of a love story. That it wasn't disappointed me. Not a movie I would watch twice.
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on August 13, 2013
The storyline was decent however, the acting was not great. The ending with the main character could have been better!
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on March 15, 2013
i love to see powerful woman in powerful positions! Great movie for my collection. I will be buying more from you.
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on April 19, 2012
This is a great movie - well acted and scripted, and you certainly don't need to be a lesbian to enjoy it. I loved it.
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on March 6, 2015
Dreya Weber once more showing how good an actress she really is.
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