Stronger ★★★½

did you know this movie takes place in boston?

i picked up on it because my dad was from boston and i've been there many times, but i just wanted to make sure that you guys didn't miss that detail — it really unlocks the whole movie once you figure it out.

(this film is a zillion times better than it probably had to be… a sober, nuanced portrait that parses the difference between real strength and empty symbolism… just a little relevant. Gyllenhaal is great, and Maslany is GREAT. well done, DGG)