We’ve now been at war overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan for 13 and 16 years, respectively. When soldiers came back from Vietnam, an entire generation of veterans didn’t receive the care they needed or deserved. One would think we’d have learned from the past, but we haven’t. Soldiers come back from persistent trauma with both physical and mental injuries that the VA and our country aren’t treating with the speed and devotion these men and women deserve. You don’t have to agree with the wars to know that those fighting them are doing so voluntarily for our benefit, and David Finkel’s Thank You For Your Service was a stark examination of exactly how little benefit they are receiving in return. The movie adaptation fails to create a narrative that is as compelling as Finkel’s, but it’s still a movie people should see to remind them there are people all around us in pain as a result of decision to provide service to their country. Continue reading Movie Review: Thank You For Your Service (2017) *When the War Follows You Home*
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Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have just posted the first trailer for Thank You For Your Service, the military drama starring Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now) which opens in theaters on October 27.
The film features a huge ensemble cast led by Miles Teller and also includes Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train, The Magnificent Seven), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Joe Cole (Green Room), 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) executive produces.
I have to give the Academy some credit. At least one of the movies they nominated for Best Picture was one of the best movies of the year. American Sniper, the story of Christopher Kyle (the most lethal sniper in US Military history), is a great film, an important film and I hope every theater showing it is as packed as mine was for this film. Continue reading Movie Review: American Sniper (2014) *Mild Spoilers*