An adventurous mountaineer trapped under an oversized rock because the ravine is alone close to Moab, UT and resorts to desperate actions to survive.
Release Date: November 5, 2010 | Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Danny Boyle
Film Summary: “127 Hours” is a true story of the incredible adventure of mountaineer Aron Ralston to escaped after a falling stone fell on his arm and trapped him in a remote gorge in Utah.
For the next five days Ralston examined his life and survived the elements to finally find that he had the courage and means to release himself by all means necessary, scale the wall 65 feet and climb more than eight miles before he could be saved. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalled friends, lovers, family, and two pedestrians he met before the accident.
Writers: Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara
Genre(s): Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 94 min
It’s an unbelievable performance by Franco, walking the road between what once was enthusiasm however now’s wild desperation. Boyle has always been a very stylish director, and, although the settings are limited, 127 Hours is a miracle of visual eye candy.
James Franco draws through emotional performance and shows what actors can do with intense scenarios and little physical space to operate.
Every film that relies on one actor to bring the film demands many of the main characters, but James Franco applies the young excitement that made him so watched that all viewers could not blink.