We’re in the nominations part of the Awards Season and the Academy does love a good weepy inspirational movie. David Gordon Green‘s Stronger ticks the boxes to be a potential Oscar glory; True story, pain, anguish, inspiration.
Ahead of next month’s release Lionsgate Films has released one final UK trailer which will test your waterworks and why Jake Gyllenhaal may be a favourite to win Best Actor. A true story drama of a normal working class man who became the human face of the Boston Marathon Bombing. If you felt disappointed that Breathe never delivered the good, this might be the captivating experience. Watch your popcorn might just get ruined thanks to your tears.
Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.
Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humour, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.
Stronger arrives in the UK and Irish cinemas from 8th December.Powered by Sidelines