127 Hours | reviewed by: Mark Dancer | July 23, 2011
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genre Drama | Thriller
synopsis 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
lead actors James Franco | Kate Mara | Amber Tamblyn | Sean Bott | Koleman Stinger | Treat Williams | John Lawrence | Kate Burton | Bailee Michelle Johnson | Rebecca C. Olson | Parker Hadley | Fenton Quinn | Lizzy Caplan | Clémence Poésy
director Danny Boyle