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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal gets "Stronger"

15 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Eric Blume

Have patience watching director David Gordon Green’s film Stronger, which captures real-life Boston native Jeff Bauman (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) as he’s caught in the 2013 Marathon bombing.  After a rickety start, Green relaxes into a nice rhythm and delivers an almost extinct creature: a true adult movie drama.

The first few scenes of Stronger come on a little, ahem, strong.  They’re written to show what a great guy Bauman is (he cuts out from work so he and his lucky beer can help the Red Sox win, he stands up for his gay boss), and Green has all the actors pushing too hard.  The initial scene where we meet Bauman’s family (including mom Miranda Richardson and girlfriend Tatiana Maslany) in a bar reeks of Boston cliché.  It’s a very tricky thing, honestly capturing that lower-middle-class Beantown language and attitude, and Green overplays »

- Eric Blume

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‘Stronger’, ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Launch Busy Fall – Specialty B.O. Preview

22 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Three big titles, based on true stories and likely factoring in this year's awards race, are opening a very busy weekend of Specialty newcomers. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Fox Searchlight's Battle Of the Sexes, following its debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Also out of that festival is David Gordon Green's Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson, which had an exclusive bash earlier this week in New York. Roadside Attractions is… »

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Stronger – Review

22 September 2017 3:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(l-r) Jake Gyllenhaal, Miranda Richardson, and Tatiana Maslany, in Stronger.

Photo credit: Scott Garfield. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions ©

“Boston Strong” is the phrase that came out of the remarkable, resilient response of the people of Boston after the terrorist bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. “Boston Strong” spirit sparked admiration across the country, making the whole city seem heroic. Stronger is a true-story drama about one of the survivors of that attack, Jeff Bauman. Bauman lost both legs above the knees to the bomb but he not only survived, he helped identify one of the bombers.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a valiant performance by as Bauman, but director David Gordon Green gives the audience a different kind of story than they might be expecting. Green’s previous films include Snow Angels (2007) and All The Real Girls (2003), and the director seems determined to fit this true story about a historic event into that dramatic mold. »

- Cate Marquis

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Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals the Hardest Part of Playing Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor in 'Stronger'

21 September 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jake Gyllenhaal took his latest role very seriously -- maybe even too seriously. 

The 36-year-old actor stars as Jeff Bauman, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost both his legs, in Stronger, but told Et that the hardest part about playing Bauman was finding his "humor."

"I think just sometimes understanding his sense of humor in the midst of, like, pretty dark things, that was hard for me," Gyllenhaal revealed to Et's Cameron Mathison at the Toronto Film Festival last week. "Because I think I I sometimes take situations too seriously and I think his sense of humor, how crude it is in the face of situations where you never expect it." 

Stronger, based off of Bauman's memoir of the same name, forced Gyllenhaal to learn to understand Bauman's pain as he adjusted to his new life after the bombing, and the actor says channeling Bauman's struggles helped him learn about himself.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, Stronger

21 September 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, StrongerJake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, StrongerAdriana Floridia9/21/2017 2:27:00 Pm

Stronger tells the true story of Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Bauman, and at Tiff we had the chance to talk to both men together, as well as Tatiana Maslany who plays his wife Erin, and Miranda Richardson who plays his mother. As Gyllenhaal states, while the movie is about a very specific, recent event in American history, this is a film that we will all be able to relate to, as the human struggle depicted is universal.

Try not to tear up just watching this video, let alone the film itself, which opens at Cineplex theatres on September 22nd. Check out the interview below!

For tickets and showtimes to Stronger, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Tatiana Maslany trades her Canadian roots to become Boston Strong in Stronger

21 September 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Tatiana Maslany trades her Canadian roots to become Boston Strong in StrongerTatiana Maslany trades her Canadian roots to become Boston Strong in StrongerIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine9/21/2017 10:42:00 Am

After portraying 11 different clones (and winning an Emmy for her efforts) in the recently wrapped sci-fi series "Orphan Black", Tatiana Maslany is slacking off by playing just a single character, Erin Hurley, in this month’s Stronger.

The film is based on the book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, who was standing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon waiting for girlfriend Hurley to complete the race when the blast from the bomb left by terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev exploded at his feet.

Bauman lost both legs — but was able to identify Tsarnaev from his hospital bed — and the movie recounts Bauman and Hurley’s relationship as he begins his arduous journey of recovery. »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Jake Gyllenhaal is Oscar worthy in “Stronger”

21 September 2017 5:08 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For the last few years, it has almost felt like a waiting game with Jake Gyllenhaal and the Academy. He has an Oscar nomination, but has been snubbed a few times since then, most notably for Nightcrawler. On Friday, Gyllenhaal turns in one of his very best and most awards friendly performances yet with Stronger, a biopic that manages to subvert the expectations of the genre. Films too often become standard issue when dealing with this sort of subject, but that’s not the case here. It’s damn near perfect and, at least in this writer’s humble opinion, 2017’s best movie to date. It’s a triumph. The movie is a biopic of Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), one of the many affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He’s a lovable schlub, someone who his on again off again girlfriend Erin Hurley (Tatiana Maslany) adores but can’t rely on. »

- Joey Magidson

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Favorite Films, From ‘Adam’s Rib’ to ‘A Separation’

20 September 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From the works of Federico Fellini to Cameron Crowe, Gyllenhaal’s top choices include both cinematic milestones and nostalgic hits.

Related stories'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Riveting in David Gordon Green's Boston Marathon Bombing Biopic -- Tiff'Stronger' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany Look Incredible in Boston Bombing Drama'Nightcrawler' Director Dan Gilroy Reteaming With Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for New Film »

- William Earl

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'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does 'Boston Strong' the Right Way, Warts and All

20 September 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a beer-guzzling, Boston boyo who lost both his legs, just above the knee, in the 2013 Marathon bombing. For director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), the way to truly honor the man is »

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Exclusive interviews with the cast of Stronger!

19 September 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While attending Tiff, one of the movies I was lucky enough to catch was the fact-based Boston Marathon drama, Stronger (Read My Review), from director David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as survivor Jeff Bauman, with Tatiana Maslany as his girlfriend Erin, and Miranda Richardson as his mother, Patty. I was lucky enough to catch up with the stars, as well as Bauman himself, for an inspiring sit... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) : What was Hot and What Won

18 September 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Tiff has come and gone. Masses of Canadians attend the festival which is what gives it such a special atmosphere. In Cannes, only the industry attends the festival; the public sets up chairs and ladders to watch the red carpet galas and take pictures. But here the public is as much a part of the festival as the industry.Tiff Bell Lightbox

The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings for both public and industry are down the street at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and around the corner at the Scotia Multiplex. The dense mingling of public and industry at these venues and on the street itself which is closed to traffic for the first weekend but is open to pedestrians, photo-op spots, food trucks creates a festive bevvy of activity to the city. »

- Sydney Levine

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The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss Wins Emmy, Thanks Mom for Teaching Her to Be a 'F---ing Badass'

17 September 2017 8:21 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Elisabeth Moss won the 2017 Emmy Award for outstanding drama actress on Sunday night.

The actress took home the golden statue for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale. She beat out fellow nominees Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Claire Foy (The Crown), Keri Russell (The Americans), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

Watch the full episode of People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live, streaming now on PeopleTV. Go to People.com/peopletv, or download the app on your favorite streaming device.

The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Emmys: Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss and More Stars Wear Aclu Ribbons on Red Carpet

17 September 2017 4:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmys red carpet provides an opportunity for stars to make a statement. This year, several stars donned ribbons to support the American Civil Liberties Union.

Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi, “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani, and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, were among those who wore blue Aclu ribbons to support the civil rights organization.

Several of the actor nominees took part in the statement of support, including “Transparent” stars Kathryn Hahn and Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss (best drama actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Ann Dowd (best supporting drama actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Mandy Patinkin (best supporting actor in a drama series nominee for “Homeland”), Matt Walsh (best supporting actor in a comedy series nominee for “Veep”), Anthony Anderson (best actor in a comedy series for “Black-ish”), and Riz Ahmed (limited series actor for “The Night Of”).

The Aclu has been in the spotlight recently due to its confrontations with the Trump administration »

- Erin Nyren

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Tiff 2017: Here’s the Winners and Losers of the Festival

15 September 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At 255 titles, the Toronto International Film Festival’s smorgasbord is 20 percent smaller than last year — and still overwhelming. A number of filmmakers took creative risks that paid off with exuberant praise, from Darren Aronofsky’s outrageous “mother!” to Guillermo del Toro’s inimitable “The Shape of Water,” but many others found themselves in the doghouse, or worse, utterly ignored.

Buyers were unhappy that there wasn’t much to choose from at this sellers’ market, because many distributors cherry-picked the more promising titles ahead of time — which is its own risk, as when The Orchard’s La riot drama “Kings” didn’t meet high expectations.

Here’s how the festival shook out.

Best of the Fest

Top Tier Oscar Contenders

Guillermo del Toro’s gorgeously mounted fantasy thriller “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight), shot in Toronto, was so popular that it’s vying for Tiff’s audience award (often an »

- Anne Thompson

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Boston Marathon Survivor Joins Jake Gyllenhaal on Today – and Teases Actor for His Faux-Boston Accent in Biopic

15 September 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What did Jeff Bauman think of Jake Gyllenhaal's accent? https://t.co/u0igJblmMF

— Today (@TODAYshow) September 15, 2017

Boston marathon survivor Jeff Bauman knows Jake Gyllenhaal worked “really hard” on portraying him in upcoming drama Stronger – but says his Boston accent could have used some work.

“It was alright,” teased Bauman of Gyllenhaal’s articulation during a joint appearance on Today, Friday.

Gyllenhaal laughed in response, “That’s actually a compliment, so I’ll take that… He’s like, ‘Eh, two out of five stars.’ ”

In Stronger, Gyllenhaal portrays Bauman – who lost both his legs during the bomb attack during »

- Lindsay Kimble

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 75 Pairs of Passes to ‘Stronger’ With Jake Gyllenhaal

15 September 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 75 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new film “Stronger” starring Jake Gyllenhaal based on the inspiring true story of the Boston Marathon bombing!

Stronger,” which opens on Sept. 22, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown and Lenny Clarke from director David Gordon Green and writer John Pollono based on the book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Stronger” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Bombing Survivor Jeff Bauman Look Strong and Sexy on the Red Carpet

15 September 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jake Gyllenhaal is already getting a bit of award show buzz for his emotional performance in Stronger, which tells the true story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, but the movie appears to have already given Jake something much more valuable than a statue: it's given him friendship. The actor attended the New York City premiere of the film on Thursday night with Jeff, who lost both of his legs when the bomb went off at the finish line of the race in 2013. Both Jake and Jeff have talked about the close bond they formed while filming the movie, and they showed that off while laughing together on the red carpet. They were also joined by Jake's costar Tatiana Maslany, who plays Jeff's girlfriend, Erin Hurley, in the film. See all the sweet photos before the movie hits theaters on Sept. 22. Related44 Pictures of Jake That Will Have You Saying "Gyllenhaal-alujah! »

- Caitlin Hacker

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TV News Roundup: Keke Palmer to Star in Season 3 of MTV’s ‘Scream’

13 September 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Keke Palmer is set to star in “Scream,” while numerous additional presenters have been added to the Emmys.


Variety has confirmed that Keke Palmer is set to star in Season 3 of MTV’s “Scream.” Season 3 revolves around Deion Elliot (Rj Cyler), a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. Palmer will play Kym, a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. Joining her on Season 3 are Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, and Giullian Yao Gioiello, as well as previously announced Tyga and C.J. Wallace. Brett Matthews serves as the franchise’s third showrunner and executive produces alongside Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. They join original exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for Dimension »

- Erin Nyren

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Emmys Fashion Forecast: Fringe, Long Sleeves, Striking Colors

13 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2016 Emmy red carpet was a rainbow of primary colors: first-time winner Sarah Paulson glistened in an embroidered emerald Prada dress; Priyanka Chopra took to twirling in her red one-shouldered Jason Wu gown; and Taraji P. Henson caught eyes in an electric-yellow Vera Wang number. Other leading ladies, from Tracee Ellis Ross to Keri Russell, kept it classic in white, and a pregnant Kerry Washington had a moment in a black Brandon Maxwell dress with cutouts, another of the night’s themes. How will some of this year’s riskier styles impact red carpet choices? Here, top celebrity stylists weigh in on which runway trends will translate into epic Emmy photo ops.


“This glittery trend has been on the runways from Oscar de la Renta to Chanel,” says Micaela Erlanger, who dresses Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, Michelle Dockery, and “Five Came Back’s” narrator nominee Meryl Streep. “Last year I think we saw a lot of »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Emmys: Dave Chappelle, James Corden Join Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman As Presenters – Updated List

13 September 2017 7:23 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update: Additional presenters, including James Corden, Dave Chappelle, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, have been added to the 69th Emmy Awards September 17. The latest presenters, in addition to Corden, Chappelle, Fonda and Tomlin, are: Iain Armitage, Alexis BledelRachel Bloom, Matt Bomer, Carol Burnett, Priyanka ChopraViola Davis, Laura Dern, Mark Feuerstein, Jermaine Fowler, Chris HardwickZoe KravitzNorman Lear, LL Cool J, Sonequa Martin-GreenTatiana Maslany… »

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