Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Exception

My rule is love stories whether in books or movies have to end with a happily-ever-after or else I will be terribly disappointed and will rant for days, sometimes weeks and months, about how wrong the writer was to end the story without a HEA.

Last night I watched the movie that proved to be the exception to my rule. Instead of ranting, I am raving about this film and encouraging everyone I know to see this movie.

This love story is based on a real life story and the message of love and acceptance was strong and true. I know everyone who watches this untraditional love story will be moved.

Please add Soldier's Girl to the top of your Netflix queue.

This powerful drama tells the true story of a young soldier, Pfc. Barry Winchell (Troy Garity), who meets and falls for a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer (Lee Pace) while on a drunken outing with fellow soldiers. Winchell's relationship is frowned upon by the other soldiers -- and eventually leads to tragedy at the hands of his homophobic roommate. Garity and Pace both earned Independent Spirit nods for their performances. (Movie description from Netflix.)

If you don't use Netflix, you can buy Soldier's Girl at Amazon.