Sunday, November 28, 2010

127 Hours (2010)

Director: Danny Boyle. Cast: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Treat Williams. 94 min. Rated R. USA/UK. Drama.

Based on the true story of a Colorado hiker in 2003, whose arm was pinned behind a boulder, and after five days amputated his arm free. I was mainly looking forward to the ending, to see how the clever Danny Boyle handles the arm-cutting scene. The movie delivers with expertise (depicting delusion, fear, anger, acceptance) all the way up to the ending, and the climax is as gruesome as should be. Still, there's not enough material here for a feature-length film, and I was expecting more self-reflection about life, and the purpose of living. Not sure about the Tomatometer's 92%.

PS: Check how ingeniously the movie's title appears ... 20 minutes into the movie.

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