An Os­car-wor­thy per­for­mance from Jake?

Stronger

What's On (Dubai) - - CULTURE -

Jake Gyl­len­haal stars as the real life Jeff Bau­man, a man who lost both of his legs in 2013’s Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ing while sup­port­ing his girl­friend (Ta­tiana Maslany) near the fin­ish line. Like last year’s crime drama Pa­tri­ots Day, this pow­er­ful biopic takes an ex­ten­sive look at that ter­ri­ble day, but its main fo­cus fol­lows Jeff ’s re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ef­forts as he tries to find the strength to walk again. As a re­sult, what could have eas­ily been a schmaltzy sur­vivor story be­comes a gen­uinely emo­tional tale about a true hero, and could well bag Jake his first Os­car.

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