Usually when any movie that centers around America’s current war in Iraq emerges, I find myself disgusted with the amount of sensationalism. I have family and friends currently in the armed forces and, unfortunately, Hollywood often takes it upon themselves to distort their reality.
Taking Chance, on the other hand, looks to be a realistic portrayal of a what happened when 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps’ body was escorted back to his hometown.
No matter your stance on the war in Iraq, you have to respect Ross Katz (the producer form Lost In Translation) for taking on such a project. He along with the real life Lt. Col. Michael Strobl wrote the story in honor of Chance Russel Phelps.
Kevin Bacon, who you may recognize from movies like Mystic River and Frost/Nixon, plays Lt. Col. Michael Strobl.