Jason Hall, who also gave us the very dramatic war story – American Sniper, based on the American military, kept drama aside and came up with his directorial debut – Thank You For Your Service.
Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Solo Aeiti (Beulah Koale) and Billy Waller (Joe Cole), were among the American troopers stationed in Iraq in 2007. The trio witnessed the death of their brothers in uniform during their time, and are back to their dysfunctional relationships. The entire film focuses on PTSD (Post Trauma and Stress Disorder) patients, who are planning to lead a civilian life after the war.
As soon as Jason gets back to his family, he decides to keep the drama aboard and goes ahead with a straightforward unnerving tenacity, and it will just make you feel weird. These three army men, who have seen many deaths at the war-front are left with a traumatic subconscious mind, leaving them with a series of episodes. The film’s focus on how mental health can be a threat despite physical fitness, is convincing enough to keep you hooked till the last frame.
Joe Cole in a small role is effective enough to leave your mind with a mark. Haley Bennett and Keisha Castle-Hughes, playing the spouses of troubled veterans do quite a well job. Despite playing second fiddles in a predominantly male-dominated story, their performances are impactful and indispensable.
‘Thank You For Your Service’ talks about the unexplored mental health issues.
We give ‘Thank You For Your Service’ 3 stars with a kink!
Jason Hall, who also gave us the very dramatic war story - American Sniper, based on the American military, kept drama aside and came up with his ...3.0