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Release Date: September 22nd, 2017

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Lenny Clarke, Carlos Sanz, Frankie Shaw, Danny McCarthy

Director: David Green

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Bold Films, Lionsgate, Mandeville Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Girlfriend, Police station, Inspiring, Emotional, Rise, Underdog, Intense, Hospital, Quest, 2010s, House, Rousing

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  • Although director David Gordon Green commendably opts for a realistic, unfussy depiction of Bauman and his on-again/off-again girlfriend (played with welcome grit by Tatiana Maslany), Stronger feels more perfunctory than lived-in. show more

  • Director David Gordon Green, working with screenwriter John Pollono’s adaptation of the book by Mr. Bauman and Bret Witter, maintains a brisk pace. There’s barely a maudlin moment, which is remarkable given the subject matter. show more

  • Perhaps the most striking thing about David Gordon Green’s Stronger is how it refuses to turn its subject into a hero or even a small-time symbol of courage, as one might legitimately expect of a survivor story, even while the world is clamoring to put him on a pedestal. show more

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