So you're a mountain climber trapped for five days in a remote canyon by a boulder that's crushed your arm. Do you:
a) curse the forces that have conspired against you
b) consign yourself to fate
c) amputate your own limb, then somehow climb a sheer rock face and hike for miles until you're met by some very surprised rescuers?
If you chose "c" -- or chose "a" or "b" but hope you'd prove yourself wrong -- then go see 127 Hours, in limited release November 5th. Directed by Slumdog Millionaire's brilliantly iconoclastic director Danny Boyle, and starring the preternaturally gifted James Franco, 127 Hours is the true story of Aron Ralston, who in 2003 survived the above multiple choice scenario when, during a hike in Nowhere, Utah, he was pinned by a rock the size of the Mailman.
Veering between soul-searching flashbacks and agonizing reality (including what'll certainly be hailed as the year's most realistic cut-your-own-arm-off scene), the film is a testament to the value of human life, and the ferocious strength of the arm you keep. Check out the preview, interviews with Ralston & Franco, and more at FoxSearchlight.com -- then make the mostly boulder-free hike to the theater.