127 Hours (M.R.)

Taken from What about me
This movie was exciting, considering it follows a dude's battle for life while he was stuck in a canyon with a rock crushing his arm.  Aron Ralston, portrayed by James Franco, had been climbing and he slipped, bringing a boulder down with him.  Over the next five days, he drains his food supplies, drinks his own urine, video tapes himself to keep sane, and eventually amputates his own arm.  That amputation scene was the scariest, most realistic portrayal of anything medical I have seen in a while.  This statement is coming from someone who saw knee replacement.

But the most important thing to take from the movie is the struggle endured by Ralston.  Most people probably would not make the choice he made and amputate their own arm.  Hell, I wouldn't do that.  It takes a lot of courage and strength and desire to live to cut off one's own arm for the greater goal of living.  And it just makes you think of how to be grateful for living and hopefully not having to undergo such an experience.

Rating: 9/10 

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