In honor of our veterans, AHFW recommends two sobering films that may have slipped past you in the theatres. These pictures cope with post-traumatic stress disorder in the 21st century, and they are both available on Amazon Prime.
“Thank You for Your Service” (2017) – Three young Iraq War veterans and friends return home to Kansas, but realize that they carried invisible, cerebral scars back from the Middle East. Director Jason Hall and actors Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, and Joe Cole raise PSTD awareness in 2017 with their grounded, heartbreaking film.
⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“In the Valley of Elah” (2007) – A military police investigator (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to find his missing son, a solider who just returned from Iraq, and a police detective (Charlize Theron) helps him on his troubling journey. Cold and disconcerting, director/writer Paul Haggis’ mystery dives into PTSD answers that we don’t want to know.
⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Image credits: Universal Pictures, Warner Independent Pictures
Trailer credits: KinoCheck International and StudiocanalUK