Whether you are for the current Iraq War or against it, you gotta admit that the whole idea of “stop-loss” is just goddamn unAmerican. How do you force soldiers to do additional tours of combat when they have honorably and willingly served out their term? They signed up for a specific term, and they’ve done their duty, and now you’re going to force them to go back against their will? That’s fucking out of this world unAmerican, man, I don’t care what anyone says. The Ryan Phillippe movie “Stop Loss” tackles that subject. In “Stop Loss”, Ryan Phillippe plays a Texas soldier who has served his tour in Iraq, but is mandated to return due to the stop-loss policy, but refuses to do so.
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Rob Brown, Alex Frost, and directed by Kimberly Ane Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”).
Fight the Man March 28th, 2008.
Check out the trailer for it below.