I saw 'Brothers' last night, and holy crap - what a powerful movie.

It reminded me of an article I read once about two guys in the US, both of whom had served in the army. They inexplicably took off one day together in the car, travelled for thousands of miles, and drove into the Grand Canyon. Their wives said that when they had returned from the war, they weren't the same. PTSD is seriously fkd.

Then today, I read this tragic story, about two brothers in one family who both died - one in battle, the other by his own hand. How incredibly sad for their family. War is so heartbreaking.

PS> It's a big call, but I'm going to put it out there: Natalie Portman is the Meryl Streep of my generation. She is amazing in this movie.