Cloud Eight Films, Everest Entertainment, Darlow Smithson Productions

James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, Treat Williams, John Lawrence, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy , Rebecca C. Olson

Aron Ralston (James Franco) is a mountain climber who made an awful mistake. Hiking in Utah, he has way too much confidence in his abilities. He took off on a hike without letting anyone where he is going. Hiking in a narrow canyon as rock slide pins him by the arm, way down in the canyon. He is unable to free himself and sets in for the long haul. Finally he has no other choice but to cut off his own arm to escape. This is the true account of the experience of the real Aron Ralston who appears in the closing credits.

This is a pretty decent adventure story. Similar to [Buried] the story of an American in the Middle East who was buried alive, this movie pretty much takes place in a small crack in the rock. There is a lot of things that had to be added to fill up the time, but it does keep you interested in the story. I can see why James Franco got nominated for a lot of awards. It is an exciting and beautiful film. The photography is stunning, and it’s a beautiful place. It’s hard to imagine being in a position like that. How Aron was able to survive this ordeal is beyone me.

I enjoyed this story, and I do recommend it for anyone who likes outdoor adventure films. This is certainly a story of survival agains massive odds. Is it the best film of the year? No. Not even close, but it’s worth watching for sure.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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