Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Frankie Shaw

OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆

Story: Drama based on a true story directed by David Gordon Green which follows Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), an ordinary working-class man who in trying to win back his girlfriend, Erin (Tatiana Maslany), decides to go to the Boston Marathon to support her. While waiting for her at the finish line the blast occurs and 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. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

 

Best Quotes    (Total Quotes: 21)


 

[to the bar patrons]
Jeff Bauman: Listen up, this young lady here is running the Marathon for bringing the Women’s Hospital. So skip a round of Stella and donate to a good cause!


 

Jeff Bauman: [to Erin] I’m going to be there at the finish line for you. I’m going to make a big sign for you!


 

Erin Hurley: I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.
Kevin: I think everyone in that hospital is thinking the same thing.
Erin Hurley: Yeah. We broke up about a month ago, me and Jeff. It’s not the first time, we usually get back together.
Kevin: Not this time?
Erin Hurley: He doesn’t show up for anything. He’s always late, you know, he never wants to leave his apartment. I’m just fed up with it, and then he shows up.


 

Big D: [to Jeff] So I got to tell you, there was an explosion, and your legs, they’re gone, bro.


 

Erin Hurley: I’m sorry.
Jeff Bauman: You don’t owe me anything.


 

Doctor: So, Jeff, I’m going to take these bandages off.


 

Patty Bauman: [to Jeff] Everybody wants to see you.


 

Patty Bauman: He’s a real hero, my son.


 

Patty Bauman: [to Jeff] Welcome home! Is it good to be back?


 

[on the phone]
Jeff Bauman: What are you doing?
Erin Hurley: Uh, talking to you. What are you doing?
Jeff Bauman: Dancing.


 

Jeff Bauman: They’re trying to make a hero out of me.
Erin Hurley: You need to tell your family what’s going on with you.


 

Jeff Bauman: I’m sorry. I can’t do this. I can’t do it!
Erin Hurley: I gave up my family! I’m not giving this up!
Jeff Bauman: I can’t! I can’t do it! Why do you even want me?!


 

Doctor: [to Jeff] This is the first time you’re in this week and you had three appointments.


 

Erin Hurley: You just have to show up for once!
Jeff Bauman: Show up? I showed up for you!


 

Carlos Arredondo: You remind me of my son. He died. Helping you made me feel like I could help my son, and for that I am grateful.
Jeff Bauman: You’re grateful.


 

Jeff Bauman: You should have seen the sign I made for you.
Larry: You showed the world that they can’t fucking break us no matter what the hell they do. You know, it gave me a little hope, it made me feel a little better, and I just want to say thank you for that, man, that’s all.
Jeff Bauman: What’s your name?
Larry: Uh, my name’s Larry.
Jeff Bauman: May I shake your hand, Larry?
Larry: You want to shake my hand?
Jeff Bauman: Yeah.
[they shake hands and the embrace briefly]
Jeff Bauman: It’s going to be alright, yeah? I’m going to be okay, right, so you’re going to be okay.
Larry: Yeah.
Jeff Bauman: Yeah.


 

Jeff Bauman: There was this time in the hospital when I just wanted to give up. And now, I just want to live.


 

Jeff Bauman: There was this time when I just wanted to give up. And now, I want to see the world from higher up. There’s always going to be pain. I just want to live.


 

Patty Bauman: Look at this, Boston Strong.


 

Patty Bauman: I just wanted people to see how amazing my son is.


 

Jeff Bauman: [to Erin] I’m going to walk, you know, I’m going to walk with you again someday.


Total Quotes: 21

 

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