Director: Jason Hall
A war is never a good thing. It is not just about the loss of life and the sheer destruction it causes but it is also about how nobody can leave it unscathed. People might say that there is too much talk of PTSD and that only goes to show the increase of trauma in a person's life. Out of all the wars that America has fought, the most PTSD patients were recorded after the Iraq one. The soldiers were not given much time between tours and the constant violence before their eyes and warfare lead to the effect of the war staying long after it was over. Dealing with PTSD is never easy and this movie makes you realize that.
Based on a non-fiction novel of the same name by David Finkel, the story follows the lives of three soldiers who are back from a 15-month stint. Jason Hall made his directorial debut with this movie and has actors like Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Jon Cole and Amy Schumer in the lead. The film released at Heartland Film Festival in 2017 and more than 10,000 tickets were distributed free of cost to the veterans when the movie released in the USA.
Amy Schumer is doing a serious role for a change. She went a step ahead by contributing her salary to the families of the veterans mentioned in the movie. Jason Hall who was also in American Sniper seems to be carving a niche for himself when it comes to war movies. Even Miles Teller is no novice when it comes to playing the soldier. The movie has been receiving a lot of appreciation from the critics for the way they have handled the subject.
War has often been portrayed in a glorified way with a happy ending just around the corner. Although things end well in this movie, filmmakers are still shy of showing the real thing. You can read our review of the movie here and book your tickets for the movie here.