The yellow birds based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Powers, who wrote about his experiences as an Iraq war veteran. Presented in alternating flashbacks, the film tells the story of two young soldiers who come together and attempt to navigate the extreme horrors of the Iraq war.
Alden Ehrenreich and Tye Sheridan play young soldiers John Bartle and Daniel “Murph” Murphy, who first meet during basic training. The story unfolds when Bartle returns alone to Richmond, Virginia, leaving his friend Murph’s fate in the dark.
The story then follows the two soldiers entering the war fighting not only the enemy but also the emotions that accompany the mass loss of life. The film expertly moves between the past and the present as we try to figure out why we only see Bartle in the present.
In addition to Ehrenreich and Sheridan, the film also stars Toni Collette as Bartle’s mother and Jennifer Aniston as Murph’s mother, who made a promise to Bartle. Jason Patric and Jack Huston also star. Alexandre Moors directed the war drama from a screenplay by David Lowery and RFI Porto.
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