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127 Hours

2010 (Danny Boyle) 14A, 94 minutes

James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn

Danny Boyle’s latest, starring James Franco, is a real nail-biting peek through the cracks of your fingers kind of a film! Reportedly, some people have had to leave partway through the screening due to the film’s intensity. But, don’t let this deter you! 127 Hours is a visually spectacular film about a remarkable true story of survival. On April 26, 2003, outdoor adventurer Aaron Ralston sets out on a solo trek through the secluded Blue John Canyon. As usual, he has not informed anyone of his planned route. After falling down a deep crevice, he is alive but finds his arm is trapped by a boulder. Over a five day period, Aaron has to face not only the extreme elements of the region, but the consequences of his own recklessness and the increasingly likely possibility of his death. With only one option left to him, Aaron finds the courage he needs to extricate himself from the boulder (cue hands over the eyes). He then has a 65-foot wall to scale and over eight miles to hike after five days without food and minimal water before he is rescued. Truly one of the greatest survivor stories ever told! James Franco is absolutely spellbinding and worthy of his Best Actor nomination. Also nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay Adaptation. A Must See Film!

Heather Ibbott

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