The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Screenshot from Beer Run

Where: Apple TV+
What: Movie, 126 mins.
When: Fri., Sept. 30
Genre: Drama
Why you should watch: So much more than what the title promises, Beer Run tells the incredible, true story of a New Jersey lug head who decides to bring cans of beer to local boys fighting for the US in the Vietnam War. A hawk when he heads to Nam, Chickee Donahue gains an appreciation for anti-war activists after visiting his buddies in the war zone. The film is NOT a jingoist celebration of the US but a thoughtful, nuanced exploration of the war that doesn’t demonize protagonists – unlike the us or them tactics of today. Zack Efron is impressive in the lead role.

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