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The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer 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.
the official version from sonypictures.com on May 12, 2016
Set in Dallas in 2005, infantryman Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old Texas native, deals with the final few hours before he and his brothers-in-arms return to war in Iraq.
from hollywoodreporter.com on November 13, 2012