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The Lucky Ones 

Directed by Neil Burger (Roadside Attractions)

Taking a different approach to the recent, mostly ignored spate of Iraq war dramas, The Lucky Ones applies the sweet road-trip formula, following three very different soldiers home from the war and sticking them in a Dodge Caravan for a few days. When it works, it's due to the lived-in and relatable characters overcoming contrived plot devices and a distractingly lame soundtrack. Michael Pena and Tim Robbins are solid, but it's Rachel McAdams who once again proves her natural, killer acting chops. Her performance is the best reason to take in this entertaining, mostly politics-free concoction.

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