Between a Rock and a Hard Place

127 Hours is the true story of one man’s fight for survival. In 2003, Aron Ralston’s arm became lodged between a boulder after attempting to climb down a canyon. Eventually he had to cut off his own arm in order to survive. This is the subject of the 2010 movie 127 Hours based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place. When I first heard of this movie I was skeptical. James Franco is pretty much the only actor in the whole movie for about an hour. Since I only knew Franco for less than serious roles, I wasn’t sure what to think. But he totally nails it. Even going through long periods without dialogue doing nothing but expressing emotions. From attempting to entertain himself to losing all hope of survival. When it finally gets to the “amputation scene” (I’m not gonna lie) it feels extremely realistic. I was practically watching through my hands and I’m not usually one to shy away from blood. 127 Hours has a story to tell, and it tells it very well.

127 Hours

Aron Ralston trapped between a rock and a hard place

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