YMMV / In the Valley of Elah

  • Award Snub: no nominations for Charlize Theron or Susan Sarandon.
  • Tearjerker: almost too many moments to count, but notably when Hank and his wife see their son's body and the frightened wife who is murdered by her husband.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Mark Boal, who gets story credit (and who also wrote the article upon which the screenplay was based) would later become an acclaimed screenwriter in his own right, writing The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.