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Thank You for Your Service (2017)

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A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

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DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) and Jane Evans (Sin City) executive produces.

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated R for strong violent content, language throughout, some sexuality, drug material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,817,700 (North America) (29 October 2017)
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This film has been mentioned as possibly another Steven Spielberg & Daniel Day-Lewis collaboration which would be their second film together as director & actor respectively with their other affiliated film being Lincoln (2012). See more »

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When Schumann and Emory are driving "fast" in the Dodge Challenger, the interior shots of the car show 4 doors. The Dodge Challenger is only 2 doors. See more »

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Saskia Schumann: I thought you were fine. You're lying to me, I found your VA questionnaire, everything's a lie! You're sick and I can't do anything if you don't fucking talk to me, Adam!
Adam Schumann: I have to be sick or I can't get my benefits.
Saskia Schumann: So you don't want to die? It was multiple choice and you said you wanted to die. Was that a lie? Hmm? Adam?
Adam Schumann: I don't know.
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What Is Love?
Written by John Eichendorff (as Dee Dee Halligan) and Junior Torello
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An important statement for our times, beautifully acted by a largely unknown cast.
13 November 2017 | by (Mount Vernon, WA) – See all my reviews

We actually saw this by mistake. We thought we were headed for Last Flag Flying. With Thor opening at the time, I suppose it wasn't surprising that there were only a half dozen of us watching this one. Enormously moving, without being maudlin, it opened our eyes to the impact of PTSD, how a single awful incident can cause it, and the uselessness of the VA which is clearly overwhelmed. Caught up in the drama, seeing Amy Schumer in a small tragic role did shock you out of it: which is not to criticize her performance or her right to diversify her roles. If she does it more frequently, it might not be so startling. The odd thing is the sermon at my church that morning was all about forgiveness: forgiving past wrongs to free you of years of pain and rancor, but particularly forgiving yourself. When Adam is able to free himself of guilt by facing those he feels he hurt, he starts on his road to recovery. This was an important statement for our times that should be seen by many but will actually be seen by few: the producers knew that in advance and made in indie on the cheap. I hope they make back some of the cost. Most people would rather rattle off the praise Thank you for your service, than spend a dime to experience what it means.


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