A Marine Story [Blu-ray]
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Alexandra puts aside her own personal and professional issues to mentor someone else, giving her an opportunity to get her life on the right track. In the meantime, Alexandra is trying to do the same, but without much support from anyone else. Her struggles are her own to bear, but she's a Marine. She knows what to do.
The ending was satisfying and timely. You care about Alexandra and her future, wanting a happy ending for her. The film delivers.
Brief behind shower nudity, women kissing, occasional f-bomb. Good acting, although for a straight male the drama and action is difficult to relate to.
For not being a lesbian herself, Dreya Weber does a wonderful job at making the experience come to life. In this movie, her character was drummed out of the military on suspicion of being gay. So, for the first time in her life, she is learning how to live honestly with who and what she is. One way she comes to terms with herself is by training a troubled and lost teenager who has been court ordered to do jail time or join the military. The teenager is straight, so this isn't a romance. Though there is a lot of chemistry between these two actors. The town she comes back to is one that is in trouble. Being a female ex-marine, she is pulled into some fights that she would rather not be a part of. For anyone who has dealt with coming out or knows someone who has, this story will hit home. It was beautifully told, if a bit slow in the telling. Personally, I like slow movies that require you to sit back and soak it all up. This is more a character movie than an action flick, though the fight scenes are very good. It's fun to watch a strong woman kick a jerk's butt. Again, I stress that this is not a romance. It's difficult for our American minds to come to terms with this as we are used to romance being involved in everything. She does find love, of course, but it is a very small part of the movie. And the point of involving the other woman seems to be more about showing how difficult it can be for these soldiers who have lived in fear of being found out for so long to free themselves. The real story here is about the pain that Don't Ask Don't Tell and the narrow-minded views of homophobic people have caused in this country. However, it is not preachy. It's real.
Regardless of my past, this movie is spiracular. A definate MUST SEE.
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fantastic movie, sadly a true story for too many military personnel.Published 19 days ago by Gary R. Jordan
A Marine's Story is a timely film with a fantastic ending . Dreya is a remarkable actress & athlete. She & her husband took a brave move to make this film . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
great movie based on truth and facts of don't ask don't tell.Published 2 months ago by Sweetearth1161
Not the best Lesbian movie I've ever seen!! In fact, it was a little hard to follow at times!! The acting felt a little stilted!!Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Butts