Opens Oct 20, 2017
Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun.
“There’s a raw, tangible humanity to nearly every scene that sets this film gratifyingly apart. Gyllenhaal gives such a powerfully lived-in performance that it’s hard not to follow him down into every moment. Jeff might not fit into anyone’s glossy front-page idea of hero, but you never doubt for a moment that he’s real.” (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)