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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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Michael Emory
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Amanda Doster
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Dante
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Sergeant James Doster
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Anna Waller
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Zoe Schumann (as Stella La'ren Pileggi)
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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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Rated R for strong violent content, language throughout, some sexuality, drug material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$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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Directorial debut of Jason Hall See more »

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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 »

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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 ...
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Mutron Angel
Written by David Brown, Myrna Crenshaw (as Myrna Brown) & Big Boi (as Antwan Patton)
Performed by Outkast (as OutKast)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Realistic war drama with almost entire emphasis on drama instead on combat
31 December 2017 | by See 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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