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Stronger (2017)

Director:
David Gordon Green
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Stronger
RUNNING TIME
119 minutes
Producer:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Michel Litvak
Scott Silver
Todd Lieberman
David Hoberman
Screenwriter (based on the book by Jeff Bauman):
John Pollono


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jeff Bauman Jake Gyllenhaal
Erin Hurley Tatiana Maslany
Patty Bauman Miranda Richardson
Sully Richard Lane Jr.
Jeff Bauman Sr. Clancy Brown
Gail Hurley, Erin's sister Frankie Shaw
Larry Jimmy LeBlanc
Carlos Arredondo Carlos Sanz

 

Review

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a young Bostoner who loses his legs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. And this film, based on Bauman's memoir, tells the story of his mental and physical recuperation. It is a bitter-sweet movie that aims for an emotional sucker-punch and ultimately connects quite well, much thanks to brilliant performances from Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany as his girlfriend, and a wonderful Miranda Richardson as his mother. They ensure that the film works well as a character study, even if director David Gordon Green's angles on the macro level may leave you with a vapid aftertaste of the Star-Spangled Banner in your mouth.

Copyright 31.01.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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