Stronger

Stronger
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Gordon Green
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal) is waiting for on-off girlfriend Erin (Maslany) at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 when a bomb goes off, resulting in the amputation of his legs. Biographical drama with fine work from Gyllenhaal and Maslany and from Richardson as Jeff’s mother, although it becomes crowdpleasing and conventional.

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Stronger

4 Dec 20173 stars

Committed performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany power this biographical drama

David Gordon Green's dramatisation of Jeff Bauman's rehabilitation following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing avoids many of the usual pitfalls of the 'road to recovery' film by making its story revolve around dysfunctional families and personal…

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