Directed by Jon Avnet
It was a different time... and a different pace. Elijah Wood (The Good Son) and Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams) star in this wonderful drama from Jon Avnet, the director of Fried Green Tomatoes. This heartwarming film tells the tale of a close-knit family and their remarkable Mississippi summer of 1970. With the help of their friends, Stu (Wood) and Lidia Simmons (Lexi Randall) are determined to build the ultimate treehouse, a place of wonder and magic. Their father Stephen (Costner), a newly returned Vietnam vet, has equally high hopes to rebuild his life and fulfill his family’s dreams. Co-starring Mare Winningham (Miracle Mile) and Lucas Black (Sling Blade), The War is a captivating modern classic rich with humor, nostalgia and mesmerizing performances.