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Following the inspirational and heroic true story of Jeff Bauman, the victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who lost his legs during the explosion. The movie tells Bauman`s journey through physical and emotional rehabilitation as he tries to walk again, while at the same time, also tries to assist the law enforcement with identifying one of the suspects.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: M18
Release Date: 21 Sep 2017
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Distributor: Golden Village Pictures
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown, Frankie Shaw, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Castle
Director: David Gordon Green
Format: 2D

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Writer: Naseem Randhawa

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Watch this if you liked: "The Patriot", "Ladder 49", "Good Will Hunting" & "The Town"

We have seen countless of inspirational real-life stories, but what sets "Stronger" apart is its solid storyline that doesn't just show the protagonist picking up the pieces for a second chance of life.

The second act is the remarkable part of him not only surviving, but also helping to catch the antagonist.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the real-life Jeff Bauman, a young man who lost both of his legs at the Boston Marathon bombing and then wrote a book about it.

In the film we see the aftermath Jeff had to face after the bombing and his consequent therapy getting used to prosthetics. He's bravery in helping authorities find the bomber is applauded by his town, although Jeff still struggles to understand why he is regarded as "Strong".

There is a definite Boston charm to the movie despite its somber subject matter (think "Good Will Hunting" and "The Town"). The brash humour of the Bostonites especially that of Jeff's family balances out the pace wonderfully.

There might be the usual inspirational movie tropes and what not, however strong performances all around especially from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany (who plays his girlfriend) make this movie a must see.

Cinema Online, 10 October 2017
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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