Until I saw this on a shelf in HMV I never knew it existed. Being a fan of American Civil War films, the cover art immediately suggests a large battle scene. Sadly this is not the case: rather than a "Glory" or "Gettysburg" film experience, this is closer to "Cold Mountain", more set on the home front than in the war itself, though nowhere near as good. Being a TV film, the budget is fairly low, the battles are merely a few skirmishes, and the few uses of CGI effects are a bit shoddy. The actual acting is not half as bad as other reviewers would make out from the 3 principle characters. I did not find Tom Berenger very convincing as a General or fatherly figure, whereas Jason Gedrick was good, and Christina Ricci performed well alongside child actress Gabrielle Popa, as her daughter. The Southern state accents are fine, anyone who can't understand them needs their lugs cleaning out. The script felt a bit stifled in places, but was otherwise a standard wartime story used many times before. I have to agree with the comments that the moustache and beard worn by Bren Foster was terrible, but fortunately he made few appearances for it to matter. Despite the limited action, and mostly filmed in the garden and home of the Southern family, it is not hard to watch. I would give this film 5/10 at best, due to the lack of action depicted, represented here as 3/5 because the price is fair, so if you're curious but don't enjoy it very much, there's no great loss. Just to note, I saw this on standard DVD, so I cannot comment on BluRay quality or 3D effects as others have done. The picture was good, I thought it was mostly well filmed and set the mood, although the pace was a little too fast at times, not allowing ample pauses between one person speaking and the next to build tension. If you're a hardcore war film fan, I'd recommend looking elsewhere, if you're wanting some light romance or just a moderate drama to pass some time, it might suit you better.