We Are Stronger is a faith-based movie exploring a veteran’s battle with PTSD. As he struggles to recover from his injuries, reclaim his marriage, and fit back into the civilian world, he discovers he can’t do it alone.
We Are Stronger is a powerful movie, dramatically portraying something many in the military, including their families, deal with: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Based on some true stories, this film tells the story of Vic Raphael (strongly acted by Ulises Larramendi), who has been deployed and returned home dozens of times. But this last time is different. Vic witnessed the death of a good friend and this time he is changed–uncommunicative, silent. His wife Michelle (Angela Sweet) loves Vic but her patience has worn thin. An old high school sweetheart named Mark texts her and Michelle even texts back, allowing the communication as she doesn’t know how to deal with the loneliness.
Vic half-heartedly works at his physical therapy and applying his counselor’s strategies. But then two kids that live nearby, Carson and Mia, drop in on Vic. They are Christians, who talk to Vic about the Lord, reminding both Vic and Michelle of the past when they attended church. They go through some rough times, and when Vic has a close call after drinking heavily, they rally and look to the Lord, even attending church. This remarkable film shows what happens when people allow God to bind up their wounds and to heal their broken hearts. We are happy to award this movie our Faith-Friendly 12+ Seal, due to thematic elements of the war and marital arguments. This movie reveals hope in a powerful and compelling way and is inspiring to watch.