Director: Jason Hall
Writer: Jason Hall (Screenplay)
Starring: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole, Scott Haze, Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, Omar J Dorsey
Plot: 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.
Runtime: 1 Hour 49 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Thank You for Your Service starts when three soldiers Adam Schumann (Teller), Tausolo Aieti (Koale) and Billy Waller (Cole) return home from their latest deployment. Adam returns to his wife and kids, while holding in guilt for the events of the last mission, Tausolo learns that he isn’t going to be welcomed back due to head injuries on duty, while Billy returns to learn his fiancée has left him with nothing.
As the three look to adapt to civilian life, they find themselves struggling and in need of help, the help that isn’t being given to them, leading down destructive paths needing to accept help from their loved ones.
Thoughts on Thank You for Your Service
Thoughts – Thank You for Your Service is a drama showing what happens to three young veterans after their time on duty. Showing us three different reactions to the traumas they suffered through in the line of duty. This is a story that will highlight just how poorly treated soldiers are when they return, with the pure number being too high to cover the pain they have been through. The three lives do go in every different directions, showing us just how they can spiral out of control. The performances from Miles Teller and Beulah Koale are fantastic, showing us just how hard the lives of their characters have become. This is one of the films that is important to show just how difficult life will be for veterans who have been through horrific events they just can’t recover from.
Final Thoughts – Thank You for Your Service is a brilliantly acted and important story about the struggles veterans face.