27-year-old Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is on a mission to win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). While waiting for her at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, a bomb goes off and changes his life forever.
Waking up in the hospital, Jeff discovers he has lost both his legs in the terror blast, which killed three and injured hundreds. Despite the initial shock, he’s able to help identify one of the bombers, but his own uphill struggle has barely just begun.
What follows is endless trips to the hospital, numerous operations and a painful rehabilitation programme which puts his relationship with Erin and his family to the test.
Jeff quickly becomes a hero for the people of Boston, but with that comes pressure and unwanted attention at a time when he often just wants to be alone.
Based on the memoir, co-written by Jeff Bauman himself, Stronger offers a poignant account of one of the most shocking events in recent American history and how a regular working class guy became a poster boy for hope.
David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) directs Academy Award Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, who has played a diverse range of roles in movies such as Donnie Darko (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Nightcrawler (2014).