R | | Drama, War
A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.
Originally, Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to play Sam and Tobey Maguire wanted to play Tommy. Jim Sheridan did not feel Maguire was convincing enough to play the "bad" brother, so they switched roles.
Only the dead have seen the end of war...
In the beginning of the movie, little Maggie, tells her grandfather, Hank, that her birthday is "in the spring." Hank agrees with this, commenting that her birthday is March 10. However, March 10 is still winter. Winter ends March 21.
CAD 800,187 (Canada) (6 December 2009)
$28,501,651 (USA) (17 January 2010)