So...I went to see the movie on the weekend. How was it? Brilliant. I said earlier "Great war movies for me are the ones that focus on just a small group of men during one operation"...and this was precisely what I got. There was about a half hour setting the scene and the rest of the movie was the battle. Theres no back story, and no story after the battle...I counted three women, one was "Little Patty" who was there on the day, and gets about 5 minutes, and two VC women taking a fallen soldier off the battle field. So in other words no love story...indeed nothing that didn't happen. That's not to say there weren't some inaccuracies...but all the ones I saw were small and didn't change the movie at all. The bloke who made the great documentary was part of the crew as was a soldier who was in the battle itself...so you can rely on the facts. Two examples of the inaccuracies were 1. 3 US Phantoms are called for air support...an Aussie soldier throws smoke to mark the drop point only for the grenade to fizz out and not work, so the F4s drop their load where they think the enemy is and hope that it at least scares them off...in reality the F4s couldn't see s..t in the bad weather and didn't drop at all...either way they didn't change the battle one way or the other. 2. In the ammo drop scene the choppers drop ammo on the smoke point...in reality the VC dropped their own smoke to confuse the choppers and the Aussies had to throw a second grenade with a different colour to make sure they got their ammo...either way they got the ammo. There were a few others, but I can say that they didn't change the "truth" of the battle. THIS IS NOT A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE I have to highlight this...it doesn't start or end like a Hollywood movie...No love interest, no happy ending so be prepared for an onslaught of absolute shit. The only characters are the real people who were really there. Theres no flag saluting, no heroes...just a taste of what fighting in Vietnam was like...one cant help but constantly put yourself in the scenes and wonder how you would have done...my answers weren't good im afraid. "Plenty of brown trousers" as one man put it in the movie. Would I recommend this movie? To war buffs...absolutely. To everyone else...you may be left numb and a little freaked out.