By Sophia Whitfield
On April 15, 2013 Jeff Bauman was standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to cheer on his ex-girlfriend in a bid to win her back.
A bomb blast at the finish line almost cost Jeff his life. One of the most visceral images of the Boston Marathon bombing is of a man in a cowboy hat carrying 27-year-old Jeff from the site. As a result of the bomb Jeff lost both his legs.
When he woke in hospital to the news that he was a double amputee his first response was that he needed to speak to the FBI. He had seen the bomber and was able to give a description of the man he saw.
The film shows Jeff's struggle as he goes through rehabilitation, both with his injuries and with a community desperate to idolise him as a hero and a symbol of hope.
When Jeff goes home from hospital back to his mother's apartment, which is not set up for a wheelchair, the family attempt to support Jeff despite their own struggles.
This is Jeff's story, told by him, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Although the film deals with a devastating injury there is humour throughout the film which is a reflection of Jeff's personality.
Jake Gyllenhaal is quite brilliant as Jeff Bauman. The film is released in cinemas in the UK this Friday and in Australia in February.
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