A movie about a drifter from New York who brings his friends cans of beer in 1967 in Vietnam.
The comedy-drama “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” directed by Peter Farrelly (“Green Book,” “Dumb and Dumber”), portrays the irony and natural humor that frequently accompanies war. The film, which is loosely based on John “Chickie” Donahue’s true story, makes light of the Vietnam War’s absurdities while also providing a moving examination of its wounds. Although “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” isn’t exactly a new tale, it is a good, hard look at war as seen through the eyes of young people. Its message about mindless patriotism also feels particularly relevant now. Although the film is about beer, it is actually rather depressing.