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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)  »

Also Known As:

Kshe'ha'gibborim khozrim  »

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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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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 »

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: 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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Freedom Cadence
Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
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Good cinematography but bad ideology
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is a good movie on the fate of veterans of current wars. Good cinematography, but let's remember the Nazis had good cinematography in some of their sinister progaganda films.

This is one more film with pseudo patriotic messages and hypocritical wailing over the fate of the "people who go to war". It's not the "people". Career officers are not affected by PTSD. Those affected are lower class enlisted men and women who, with or without patriotism, find going to war the best available option. Ill prepared (many with pre existing mental problems), ill trained and exposed to the most vulnerable situations, they find that "option" sometimes is just one more step in a downward spiral.

The answer is dealing in a rational and humane manner with all aspects: assessing the real cost of engaging in war, careful selection of recruits for different kind of duties and adequate aid to veterans. These are the real issues that these films carefully sidestep.


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