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Movie Review - Stronger (2017)

This is the second film within the space of a year to have a dramatization of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The first was Peter Berg's Patriots Day (2016), which focused on the police investigation to catch the terrorists who caused the bombings. This film focuses on one of the victims who lost both his legs in the explosion. The film follows the year in which the victim was in recovery and dealt with the aftermath. Directed here by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express and All the Real Girls), this docudrama is very affecting, quite moving and provides a great vehicle for the actor in the center to drive straight to the Oscars. It also provides a very good visual effect that's worthy of recognition. It shines a light on people with a disability. It's unfortunate the film never employs or utilizes people who are actually disabled on screen. This film could have provided a great, acting opportunity for an actual, transtibial amputee.

Jake Gyllenhaal (The Day After T…

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