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'Thank You for Your Service' doesn't sugarcoat what soldiers face on the homefront

'Thank You for Your Service' doesn't sugarcoat what soldiers face on the homefront

"Thank You For Your Service" is more effective, more disturbing than you may expect, and that is very much a good thing.

Starring Miles Teller and adapted from David Finkel's classic of nonfiction journalism, "Thank You" may sound like the Hollywood take on a serious subject, and at times it threatens to turn out that way.

But, against some odds, the integrity of Finkel's reportage, as well as the wrenching honesty of the returning Iraq war veterans whose homefront experiences he details, have made a mark on the filmmakers and led to a work close enough to reality to have an unmistakable impact.

Key to this happening is writer-director Jason Hall, who...

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