127 Hours

127 Hours

Despite all expectations to the contrary, it seems we have a thing for extended isolation in movies — anyone remember Cast Away? It took a great performance from Tom Hanks to anchor that film, and it takes an equally great, if not better, performance from James Franco to help push 127 Hours ($15-$20) into the light. Directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, it tells the true life story of Aron Ralston — played magnificently by Franco — who found himself stuck in a mountainous Utah crevice and had to take life-altering action to make it out alive.

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