This docudrama recounts the true story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. After providing crucial information on the bombers, Bauman faces a long road to recovery and must turn to his family and girlfriend (Tatiana Maslany) for support. Directed by David Gordon Green.~Alexis Culotta
This is yet another film that had saw in theaters that was very overlooked by many people at the time this was movie was only in certain locations and had to travel to see this film. Stronger not only shows more perspective on the Boston bombing during that time, it also showed a person who struggles throughout his life to re adapt and in his life that becomes a hero on who those people were that did this attack. Much like patriots day this shows more on the perspective on Jeff Bauman Played by Jake Gyllenhaal who lost both his legs and overtime has his own battles to face with emotions after all that happened. This is not only one of the most powerful films i had seen of 2017, it is also a film i would highly recommend.
Stronger is an inspirational & true-life story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaa), the man who lost both of his legs just above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, is trying to stand on new prosthetics for the first time. During the movie, Jeff will be told he’s a hero & reminded to stay “Boston Strong,” but will question again & again just what that means. The film subverts it’s own message about the commodification of tragedy to become something even more remarkable-a statement on the value of images of survival.
Totally inspiring and powerful movie. Gyllenhaal is on quite a role with his last 5-6 movies. He really inhabits the lead role and takes you inside what it was like to be involved in the Boston bombing and the aftermath. It’s easy to get caught up in the publicity and public outpouring of sympathy and support but what happens when you have to go home and live out the rest of your life?
I had heard mixed reviews about the movie but I thought it was very good. I felt they did a great job with the realism of what happened that day but more importantly continue the story where the news coverage stopped.
I had really high expectations for this film when I first heard of it. When I finally saw the film it ended up being okay. I expected much more out of it to be honest. Still enjoyed it and still worth doing a movie night.
Stronger was not a popular movie when it came out. It is such a good movie about one of the survivors in the Boston Marathon bombing. I feel that it is a movie people should see. You will most likely she’d some tears so be prepared.