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Despite the movie's other draws, the essential reason for watching 127 Hours is to see James Franco's solution to being stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Literally — it's even the title of the book the movie's based on. Aron Ralston's true story centers on the type of difficult choice that makes you think to yourself both “What would I do in a situation like that?” and “Before I go out hiking I'd better make sure my knife's not dull.” No slight to Ralston, but that might not be the toughest real-life choice ever put to celluloid. Alive shows what happens when a whole plane of people crashes, stranding its surviving passengers in the Andes for 72 days with dwindling food supplies and increasingly tasty-looking friends. You can watch it from the comfort of your warm, soft couch this month on CineMax.
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