|Writer||Screenplay: David Benioff|
|Cast||Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Clifton Collins Jr., Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Jenny Wade, Patrick Flueger|
|Genre||Drama / Thriller / War|
|Budget||$26 000 000|
|Release Date||4 December 2009 (USA)|
|Tagline||There are two side to every family|
When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home — with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.
The film tells the story of two siblings, Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters, Isabelle and Maggie (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. When Sam goes missing, Tommy moves in to take care of the family, and eventually begins a relationship with Grace. Sam eventually returns home, however, beginning a confrontation with Tommy and Grace.