David Gordon Green (2017)

15 Certificate


Our Score
While 2016's Patriots Day looked at the big picture of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Stronger focuses instead on the survival and recovery story of just one of its victims, Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the blast. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff, and the film tracks the before, during and aftermath of his ordeal, concentrating not only on his physical rehabilitation, but also on his struggle with his elevation to the status of the pin-up boy of the "Boston Strong" movement. Gyllenhaal is perfect for the part, and there's an equally fine support performance from Miranda Richardson as Jeff's mother. While the movie occasionally slides into mawkishness, it's a strong story, solidly told, and perfect for audiences seeking a little emotional uplift.


A man's life changes radically after he is seriously injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Jeff Bauman loses both his legs in the tragedy, but captures the hearts of his city and the world through his recovery, as he adjusts to his new way of life. Drama based on a true story, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Bauman Jake Gyllenhaal
Erin Hurley Tatiana Maslany
Patty Bauman Miranda Richardson
Jeff Bauman Sr, "Big Jeff" Clancy Brown
Gail Frankie Shaw
Uncle Bob Lenny Clarke
Sully Richard Lane Jr
Big D Nate Richman
Aunt Jen Patricia O'Neil
Director David Gordon Green
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 8 Dec 2017