Father Soldier Son

Director: Leslye Davis and Catrin Einhorn
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 2.0

Brian Eisch, a Ranger in the U.S. Army, tries to balance serving his country and raising his two sons (he's vague about what happened with his first wife), but when he gets wounded in Afghanistan - that later leads to him having part of his left leg amputated - he's unable to be the "active Dad" he originally was.  Davis and Einhorn deserve credit for sticking with the Eisch family for a decade, seeing the boys grow and Brian finding a second (and actually supportive) second wife ... but the double whammy that comes later - almost Dear Zachary-level chilling - makes it an aggressively depressing viewing, and the filmmakers' refusal to even moderately criticize the military in any way turns it into propaganda, as it ignores the very distressing psychological issues many men and women who served have to deal with the rest of their lives ... and it even praises Eisch's older son for enlisting (it also makes light of Brian's getting lost for hours in computer games).  In trying to not be "political" it drifts into propaganda territory: never forget what Howard Zinn said about being neutral.