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Sgt. Will Gardner

A veteran with PTSD sets out on a cross-country motorcycle trip to reunite with his son.


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"SGT. Will Gardner" is a heart-wrenching drama directed by Max Martini that portrays the struggles of a troubled Iraq War veteran, Will Gardner, played by Martini himself. After returning home, Gardner finds it challenging to reintegrate into society and sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son. Throughout the movie, Gardner's journey is filled with flashbacks of his war experiences, which add depth to his character and make the audience empathize with him. The film's cinematography is impressive, capturing the beauty of the American landscape and the emotions of the characters. The supporting cast, including Omari Hardwick and Lily Rabe, deliver solid performances, adding to the movie's authenticity. "SGT. Will Gardner" is a poignant and thought-provoking film that sheds light on the struggles of war veterans and their families. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of post-war life and the sacrifices that soldiers make for their country.



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Plot summary

Soldiers returning home often end up fighting a bigger battle than they could have ever imagined. This gripping drama tells the story of Iraq War veteran Will Gardner, who is struggling with the lingering effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from his combat time with his platoon. As part of his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), haunting memories make his attempt to start his post-war civilian life a challenge. After a series of setbacks, Will decides to set out on a cross-country motorcycle trip with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

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