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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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Marcas de Guerra  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,817,700 (North America) (29 October 2017)

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$9,467,000 (USA) (22 November 2017)
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Directorial debut of Jason Hall 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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difficult movie to watch
30 October 2017 | by (Richland, WA) – See all my reviews

This was a very difficult movie to watch. Rather than a war movie, it's an after-the-war movie with the returning soldiers all struggling to cope with different degrees of physical and mental disability. Betrayed by loved ones they left at home, struggling with brain injuries due to road-side bomb attacks, plagued with survivor guilt and all of them let down by the Army and Veterans Administration that's supposed to be helping them.

The movie it is most like is the outstanding "The Best Years of Our Lives" which was a multi-Oscar winner in its day, following how three war veterans try, with varying degrees of success, to reclaim their civilian lives. "Thank You for Your Service" is a much more brutal version of that story in terms of language and emotional angst of the survivors. Both are well worth watching.


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