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An Oscar-worthy performance for Jake?
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.
DIRECTOR: David Gordon Green CAST: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany