1 Hour, 33 Minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images.
Additional DVD Features: Closed Caption; Feature commentary by director/co-screenwriter Danny Boyle, producer Christian Colson and co-screenwriter Simon Beaufoy; Deleted scenes.
James Franco ...
Kate Mara ...
Amber Tamblyn ...
Sean A. Bott ...
Koleman Stinger ...
Aron Age 5
Treat Williams ...
John Lawrence ...
Kate Burton ...
| Aron Ralston (James Franco "Spider Man") is a geek with an obsession. An
engineer by profession, Aron dreams of making his living as guide and
when we first see him, heís packing up for a weekend alone, hiking the remote canyons he loves. Heís confident in his abilities, perhaps with good reason, and
so he doesnít bother to tell anyone where heís going. On his way
he meets two pretty hikers (Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn). They invite him to a party, but he doesn't go.
Before long he ends up pinned beneath a rock that he can not move. Stuck there
all alone for nearly a week, Aron will have plenty of time to think of
everything he did wrong. The Swiss Army knife he failed to pack, the
Gatorade bottle he left in his truck, the phone call from his mom he
didnít answer as he threw everything in his bag and took off.
Eventually he has a choice to make. By the time he makes it, itís
almost not a choice, just a final desperate act to survive at any cost.
Most of 127 Hours, which is brilliantly directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire"), is spent with Aron trapped
beneath the rock. With no one to talk to, nothing to do but sit and
struggle and despair but he never panics; heís
too smart for that. That doesnít mean that he has a way out.
with his steely-eyed determination is amazing, just sitting in that one spot, fantasizing about the choices heís made and the people he loves. He does what must be done in
order to survive, and thatís enough. Finally, after heís finished the grisly,
horrifying work of freeing himself, Aron stumbles back to survey what
heís done and for a moment, just a moment, he smiles. Itís a fabulous performance in a movie you absolutely must see once, but youíll
never want to watch again.