Every once in awhile you come across a movie that defies your expectations, reforms your thoughts, and inspires you.. I was lucky enough to have the privilege of seeing Taking Chance staring Kevin Bacon in my time at Sundance. I was even luckier to have him speak at the showing alongside the actual individuals the film was based upon.
Choosing movies before arriving at Sundance is quite difficult, merely a guessing game because the film guide makes them seem equally interesting, and captivating. However when I read the description for the movie Taking Chance, it became my most anticipated film, and it did not disappoint. Director Ross Katz did an exceptional job, with the film and all it was worth.
Kevin Bacon stars as, Lt Col. Michael Strobel whom is a high ranking officer that has not fought in the battle fields. Constantly feeling guilty for his decision to remain home with his family, he decides to volunteer to become a military escort for a marine back to his hometown of Dubious Wyoming. You find out that “Bacon” has chosen to escort this certain solider because of their same hometown. The movie portrays the heart wrenching and riveting story as Lt. Michael Strobel transports one of his own back to his homeland.