Personally, I liked this movie but honestly the movie was a little shaky. The plot of the movie changed from a boy wanting his dad to return safely from war to this weird movie about war and its effect on people. Not that I have anything against those type of movies but then you have to make it that kind of a movie, not a movie about a boy missing his dad and then mix in the effect of war on a small community. Especially with Mr. Hashimoto (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), a Japanese immigrant in the USA during the attack on Pearl Harbor, it creates a great setting but it doesn’t fit into a plot about a boy wanting his father back. It’s like they took this two different ideas and just forced it together.