The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
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127 Hours...of introspection, pain, and hope
In 127 Hours, James Franco delivers a remarkable solo performance as the real life mountain climber, Aaron Ralston. The film touches on the nature of independence and selfishness. Once trapped in the ravine, Ralston relives his isolated life through a series of flashbacks to his girlfriend and family.
The sprawling American Southwest desert reinforces his isolation and his predicament forces him on his own to confront his mortality. Yet, an infectious optimism permeates the entire film---perhaps because we already know its eventual outcome…or perhaps, we suffer with him and ultimately realize that our loved ones will inspire us to live and survive….no matter what the cost.