Thursday, February 8, 2018

Only The Brave

Rated PG-13
2 hours 14 minutes
Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly

This movie destroyed me.  It follows the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who were an elite group of firefighters that wound up paying the ultimate sacrifice to protect their town from a dangerous wildfire.  Watching what each of these people went through to obtain their hotshot status, the sacrifices they made with their life and families, and just seeing the toll doing that kind of job takes on them almost creates a feeling of “knowing” them.  I felt like I’d experienced it all right along with them.  Josh Brolin plays a fire commander who takes a risk hiring a young “burnout” played by Miles Teller who reminds him of himself when he was younger.  He wants to give the kid a chance to turn his life around and the opportunity to prove himself, which he does.  I knew what was coming in the end, but it was still incredibly powerful and very emotional!  If you’re looking for a gripping, sad, intense, amazing movie, this one’s for you!

Library Link: Only The Brave (DVD)