Starring: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Ben Platt
Comedy drama directed by Ang Lee the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad, contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.REVIEWS
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Kathryn Lynn: Billy, what if you don’t go?
Billy Lynn: I have to, Kat. I made a commitment.
Billy Lynn: I’ve still got a long walk ahead of me.
Faison: Then I will be waiting for you.
Shroom: What do we owe the pleasure of your enlistment, Private Lynn?
Billy Lynn: Sorry excuse for warrior I’m turning out to be.
Shroom: Make it about something bigger than yourself.
[to his men]
Shroom: These men are fighters. Make your training guide you.
Billy Lynn: Is this it?
Shroom: It’s going down!
Billy Lynn: What?
Shroom: Let’s go!
[as Shroom gets up to go there’s an explosion]
Billy Lynn: Shroom’s been hit!
Billy Lynn: It’s sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life.
Norm Oglesby: [to Billy] You know things most of the rest of us will never know. That’s got to way heavy on a young man’s shoulders.
Kathryn Lynn: It’s really good to have you back, little brother.
Norm Oglesby: Your story, Billy, no longer belongs to you. It’s America’s story now.
Billy Lynn: For the first time in my life I feel close to something, bigger than myself.
Faison: [to Billy] If you just open the door and a crack of light comes pouring in.
Kathryn Lynn: [to Billy] Well what really happened over there?
Billy Lynn: I did what I had to do.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is set for release in the US November 11th and UK January 6th.