Movie review: Stronger

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“Stronger is based on Jeff Bauman’s 2014 memoir and is enhanced by Bauman’s personal participation in the project. There is an honesty about the family scenes that reveal the messiness and conflicted relationships that are a part of the family ties that bind. Jeff’s mother Patty (Miranda Richardson) is smothering and sometimes coarse, but it is clear that love is behind her neediness (and Jeff encourages the codependency). There are also many humorous moments in the film to balance the painful scenes.”

Read the full review by Rev. Bruce Batchlor-Glader