Notes: The story takes tells of an Irish entertainer who sees potential
in the young Friends and agrees to sign them up to entertain the American
Troops stationed in Vietnam. He does insist they sing soul music instead
of the country music they were used to.; oddly to sing "soul music".
As it turns out Dave seems to have a better understanding of Soul
Music than he does of Music in general.
Through their journeys the young girls learn about family, love, friendship,
war and belonging. The girls at first enjoy a feeling of liberation
as they explore the safer areas of Vietnam. This is painfully followed
by the confrontation of the darker realities of the war. Maimed and
wounded soldiers no old than they were, as well as civilians, women
and children, hostages to the military forces constantly fighting;
There is a growth in the maturity that comes at a painful price. But
through the pain grows a respect for the beauty of life.
A truelly remarkable coming of age movie well worth watching.
M J Flack