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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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Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Adam Schumann: [while having sex, Adam hallucinates Saskia getting hit with gunfire] Get off!
[he starts panting]
Saskia Schumann: What happened? What did I do? I don't understand. Tell me what to do. I need you to talk to me, Adam. It's time. I've given you months!
Adam Schumann: I thought we were broke, and you're buying fucking lingerie!
Adam Schumann: I thought you were fine. You're lying to me, I found your VA questionnaire, everything's a lie!
Saskia Schumann: I'm not lying.
Saskia Schumann: You're fucked up! You're not looking for a job! You're sick and I can't do anything if you don't ...
[...]
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Sweet Lullaby
Written by T Bone Burnett
Performed by T Bone Burnett
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement wtih Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A portrayal of the effects of war on today's soldiers.
28 October 2017 | by JohnTwist-1See all my reviews

I viewed this movie at the suggestion of a family member who had served in Afghanistan. I'm glad I did -- it is a wonderful movie of the struggles of the modern, professional soldier. There were no "impossible" scenes of war or family life. Nothing was fantastic or even out of the ordinary. This could have all played out in your home town. This is the story of three fellow soldiers, comrades-in-arms, after their return to civilian life. The acting was realistic. The women who played the wives were totally believable. Well, so were the guys. The scenes not preposterous – no crashing police cars, no hail of bullets from which the lead emerges unscathed. The audio was EXCELLENT (which is not true for any number of modern movies); The ordeals and anxieties of these vets kept the story line well within reason but perhaps a bit compressed. The Veterans Administration was painted in a horrid light – to be fair, the counselors were seen as helpful but the staff as uncaring. I want to believe the point was made that the problems with the VA are systemic and from lack of funding – hence the movie's title. The officer corps was condemned several times by buffoonery and indifference, not an uncommon theme in any movie dealing with the military. I believe it would have played better with more balance, one caring officer, for example. While heavy on coarse language, cursing, and graphic sexual profanity, it wasn't "over the top" for soldiers' "manguage." The very few sexual scenes were largely off camera. The "R" rating must come from the expletives and subject matter. I saw "Coming Home" soon after returning from Vietnam. That was an anti-war movie. This is not anti-war, but it is a political movie. This is a film about those veterans who are not supported by the psychological services of the VA. It impels the viewer to contact his elected officials to implore them to solve the problem.


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Language:

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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$9,536,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,995,692
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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