Friday, March 11, 2011

127 Hours Starring James Franco Review

127 Hours - Product Description

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes the powerfully uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph.

Special Features

Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

Feature Commentary by Director/Co-Screenwriter Danny Boyle, Producer Christian Colson and Co-Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy

Deleted Scenes

Search & Rescue: Actual events that aided the search and rescue of Aron Ralston

127 Hours: An Extraordinary View - A unique collaboration between the director and actor

Disc 2: Digital Copy

What I Can Tell You:
Wow! I really wanted to see this movie when it was in the theatre. First, I am a huge James Franco fan. I love him and find him fascinating. Knowing this was a true story made it more interesting.
The screening took place yesterday and included me, Clary and Lor.

If you don't know the story, Aron is a cave jumper who heads out to Blue John Canyon alone. He tells no one where he is headed, meets two female travelers, spends some time taking pictures and video with them and sends them on their way. While passing over a canyon, a rock suddenly gives way and together he and rock fall between on of the narrow canyons, his hand and wrist pinned against the rock and the wall. 

Trying to survive while running out of water, food in desperate conditions, Aron's only friend is his video camera that he uses to document, entertain and leave goodbye messages on.

There was a lot of gasping, hand over mouth moments and Clary was at one point sitting on the edge of her chair with a straight back.

There were some comparissions to Castaway with Tom Hanks without Wilson the soccer ball. We all loved it, in fact Clary asked me to leave it at her house so she can watch it with her husband.

Yesterday I posted on Facebook about the movie being soooo good and how amazing James Franco was.

Here are the comments on that post:

Lauri  - Ditto!!! His acting was so real and it was definitely a thrilling movie.

Maria  - Seriously! Very tense and it takes a great actor to carry a movie alone while keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Lyn  - Daniel saw that movie last weekend. I asked if he was feeling sick when the guy cut his arm off, he said only when there was a long stringy bit... ewwwww lol

Maria - Yes!!! That made my girlfriends squirm a bit.

Clarissa - Great movie. Very suspenseful!

The girls and I joked that we would have been dead in less than 24 hours if we were Aron.

It takes an amazing actor to carry almost an entire movie by themself. James Franco's portrayal of an injured, parched, hungry, resourceful, Aron made me thirsty. I longed for a huge class of water. Franco looked like he spent 3 days in that cave. It is no wonder he was nominated for Best Actor.

This is an inspiring story about perservence and the will to live. 5 out of 5 Stars and a must see.

This is a must see. And...just because I need a Franco fix....

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from Fox Connect for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation.

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