Time of Your Life is based on the real-life events surrounding an Army Special Forces captain that arranges the mother of all parties for his friends and family in the event that he did not return from Iraq. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened. Captain Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski was killed in 2005 after a fall from a helicopter. Toczylowski arranged to have emails sent in case of his death which began: "If you are getting this email, it means that I have passed away. No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened." The email was forwarded through friends of friends after Toczylowski's death with an invitation to a party to celebrate his life, and for which he had already set aside $100,000.
So I guess Time will be the 'feel-good film' about Iraq. We already have a couple combat tales scheduled for next year, but Time is going straight for the heartstrings instead. Unfortunately, if you have ever spent a day reading headlines, it doesn't take long to realize combining 'feel-good' and Iraq is going to be a tall order.