[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] Y [/dropcap] ou are in a canyon hiking down when suddenly a boulder is knocked loose and lands on your hand. You try to pull it out but discover that your arm won’t move. Aron Ralston knows what this feels like. “127 Hours” is based on the true story of Ralston’s 2003 book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” which chronicles his struggle to survive after a loose boulder fell on his right arm and trapped him in Canyonlands National Park in Utah for 5 days. He had very little food and water with him, a cheap pocket knife, and a video camera which he used to record his last days if he died. Academy Award nominee James Franco plays the role of Aron and he does a great performance where you can’t really tell if it is him or the real Aron since they both look a lot alike in real life. One scene where this is shown is when he is leaving a message to his parents about how much he loved them and that he was sorry that he didn’t appreciate them more. The film is filled with many suspenseful moments and some humorous moments as well. One scene in particular that is very good is during one of the days that he has been trapped when he pretends that he is on a radio show and is being interviewed. He talks about how he never told anyone where he was going and probably should have. Throughout this scene, you can hear a laugh track in Ralston’s head. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) does a wonderful job directing the film and capturing the tension of being trapped and courage as it shows how strong a person can be when they are in danger. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes adventure films and inspirational films. Out of four s tars, I would give it three and a half stars.