Adapted by Bradley Rand Smith Directed by Tim Robbins
Los Angeles Times
In 1918, twenty-year-old Joe Bonham got his gun and went to war. An exploding shell in World War I reduced him to a silent life. Far from home, in a hospital bed in Europe, Joe Bonham is without a voice but ready for battle, ready to explode with rage at what the war left behind. Marking 100 years since the end of World War I, “Johnny Got His Gun” reminds us that behind every casualty of war there is the story of a young person with hopes, aspirations, and dreams of life.