It's Obvious that Director/Writer Billy Bob has a lot on His Mind.
Transferring those Thoughts to the Page proved somewhat Difficult.
Although it is a Valiant Effort, in the End it renders itself Flat but Occasionally Interesting.
There are far too Many Words in this Misfire and a Surprising Lack of Style. 1969, at the Height of very Diverse Opinions about the Vietnam War and Patriotism did Drive Families apart.
That would seem to be a Fertile Field for Thornton to let loose and Express.
But nothing here seems all that Insightful or Profound, more like a Rambling, Soft Spoken Rant about War, Family, Drugs, and Sex.
It is Not a Bad Movie but Falls very Short from…