"Intimate" and "confessional" are not adjectives you'd expect to hear in a film about the Iraq war. The Messenger looks at the collateral damage on the home front. Director Oren Moverman (I’m Not There, Jesus’ Son) brings it back to the world.
The Messenger has received several nominations, including the Spirit Award's Best First Feature for Moverman. Woody Harrelson, who costars with Ben foster and Samantha Morton, picked up a Spirit Award and Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.