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From Danny Boyle, the OSCAR®-winning director of 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, comes this incredible true story about mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco). After a boulder pins him inside an isolated canyon in Utah, Ralston spends five agonizing days recalling everyone who means anything to him in his life so far – while pondering whether or not he can rescue himself by any means necessary.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.
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Common Sense Says
True story of trapped hiker is intense, powerful, gruesome.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this intense drama from the director of Slumdog Millionaire is based on a true story about a hiker trapped in the bottom of a canyon for more than five days, his arm pinned between a boulder and the canyon wall. Although there's some very gruesome self-inflicted violence as the main character (who's played by James Franco) attempts to free himself -- some audience members reportedly passed out at preview screenings -- ultimately 127 Hours is a positive, life-affirming story about overcoming incredible odds. Those who have the stomach for the bloody parts can also expect some heavy language (not all that surprising, considering the movie's circumstances), and flashback scenes with drinking and sexual situations. There are also notable beverage product placements (Gatorade, Coke, Perrier, etc.) as the main character gets thirsty and dreams of something to drink.
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- Release Date:November 5, 2010
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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