Stronger is the inspirational and heroic true-life story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), the man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world.
Based on his New York Times bestselling book, the film follows Bauman as he 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.
Director David Gordan Green (Joe) eschews the clichés of the genre by delivering a film that delves into the impacts of post-traumatic stress, brilliantly conveyed with an edgy performance from Gyllenhaal and a superb supporting cast, including Miranda Richardson, Tatiana Masiany and Clancy Brown.
Running Time: 1hr 59mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): David Gordon Green
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2017