The movie about a less than perfect man who went to the finish line at the Boston Marathon to show his girlfriend, who was running in the event, that he does “show up.” He got his legs blown off by the bomb. This is the story of the couple and his fight to stand up, both physically and metaphorically. Jake Gyllenhaal is at the top of his game as the humble, conflicted, somewhat immature young man who is treated by Boston as the symbol for Boston Strong. He answers by saying “for what, getting my legs blown off? Eventually, he understands for what.

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