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Friday, September 28, 2012

127 Hours by Danny Boyle, 2010 (R)

with James Franco (Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Milk, Eat Pray Love), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, Treat Williams (Hollywood Ending), John Lawrence, Kate Burton (Puncture), Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy (In Bruges), Rebecca C. Olson
From the director of Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire

From director Danny Boyle comes this harrowing tale of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who literally cuts himself loose from danger -- and lives to tell about it when sliding rock pins his forearm under a boulder during a climb in Utah. To stay alive, Ralston resorts to his basest survival instincts. The film scored Academy Award nominations in the Best Picture and Best Actor (Franco) categories.

I hated the trailer, looked like an ego-trip with bad cinematography, and a countdown, sort of wanting you to watch him get out of his misery. The movie is quite similar to that, but I guess developping far more the emotional and psychological journey, it did the magic. James Franco is not as exhuberant as in the trailer, he can hold the movie by himself in a pretty impressive way. The camera work is mixing with the materials from the camera of Aron, allowing a narrative without being completely over-explicit. The colors are crazy, but I got to figure this has a lot to do with the light over there and how to communicate the changes in temperature. I guess besides the story which is pretty intense and has quite a lesson to it, the movie is ok, I would recommend just for the idea of an actor holding central stage for an hour and a half.

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