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Two amazing actors giving it their all .
Director David Gordon Green, working with screenwriter John Pollono’s adaptation of the book by Mr. Bauman and Bret Witter, maintains a brisk pace. There’s barely a maudlin moment, which is remarkable given the subject matter.
Perhaps the most striking thing about David Gordon Green’s Stronger is how it refuses to turn its subject into a hero or even a small-time symbol of courage, as one might legitimately expect of a survivor story, even while the world is clamoring to put him on a pedestal.
Although director David Gordon Green commendably opts for a realistic, unfussy depiction of Bauman and his on-again/off-again girlfriend (played with welcome grit by Tatiana Maslany), Stronger feels more perfunctory than lived-in.
Movie Info & Cast
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Tatiana Maslany
- Clancy Brown
- Miranda Richardson
- Richard Lane Jr.
Did You Know?
- Bruins fans Scott and Aaron Tisdale were extras in the scenes filmed when Jeff Bauman receives the honor of being wheeled out to wave the Bruins flag at the "Bruins vs Blackhawks game. Those scenes were actually reenacted on 4/5/2016 after the Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes game.
- When Jeff first closes the shower curtain it hangs on the outside of the tub, but when Erin leaves it's on the inside without either one moving it.
- Jeff Bauman: I'm a hero for just standing there and getting my legs blown off?