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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.

Director:

Jason Hall

Writers:

David Finkel (Thank You for Your Service by), Jason Hall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Teller ... Adam Schumann
Beulah Koale ... Tausolo Aieti
Joe Cole ... Billy Waller
Scott Haze ... Michael Emory
Haley Bennett ... Saskia Schumann
Amy Schumer ... Amanda Doster
Omar J. Dorsey ... Dante
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Alea Aieti
Brad Beyer ... Sergeant James Doster
Kerry Cahill ... Anna Waller
Stella Pileggi Stella Pileggi ... Zoe Schumann (as Stella La'ren Pileggi)
David Morse ... Fred Gusman
Adam Schumann Adam Schumann ... Staff Sgt. on Tarmac
Tony Winters ... Taxi Driver
Han Soto ... Doctor
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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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Genres:

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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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank You for Your Service See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,817,700, 29 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,467,000, 22 November 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg was expected to join the film as director, while American Sniper's Oscar-nominated scribe Jason Dean Hall was hired in June 2013 to adapt the book into a film. See more »

Goofs

When Sergeant Emery is driving his car with Staff Sergeant Schumann riding in the passenger seat, notice that the outside shots show a silver Dodge Challenger (2-door) but inside shots show what appears to be a Dodge Charger (4-door). In any case, it's clear that there are back doors to the car with their own full windows which is inconsistent with the exterior appearance of the car. See more »

Quotes

Saskia Schumann: He wants to kill himself, and you want him to work at a gun range?
Adam Schumann: It's a tank range. You think I could kill myself with a tank?
Saskia Schumann: Maybe.
Adam Schumann: It would take some serious planning.
Saskia Schumann: Well, you're pretty fucking resourceful.
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What Is Love
Written by John Eichendorff (as Dee Halligan) & Junior Torello
Performed by Haddaway
Courtesy of Razor & Tie
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Realistic war drama with almost entire emphasis on drama instead on combat
31 December 2017 | by DVR_BraleSee all my reviews

Seeing Amy Schumer starring I had to restrict myself from immediately giving it a perfect score of one. Thankfully, I gave it a try. Thank You for Your Service seeks to put on screen difficulties veterans face upon return from war zone and in my opinion that was done pretty solid.

You don't get to see military combat too much - only several minutes are given to war footage. Instead, entire focus has been placed on common, everyday struggle young veterans face. I'm not from USA, but TYFYS certainly criticizes the way American society treats veterans. The thing I feared the most before seeing it was that it's going to be too pathetic in a way only Americans can make it. Luckily (or strangely), it didn't feel that way at all.

This movie is ultimately the story about forgiveness: here you can see how hard can it be to forgive, how devastating effect not being able to forgive can have and how life changing forgiveness can be.

If you're in a mood for a war-drama with almost entire emphasis on drama, TYFYS may stay with you for a while.

P.S. Bruce Springsteen has made a track called "Military Cadence" they used as a credit song. Be sure to check it out.


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