‘Patriot’s Day’ inspires and surprises

‘Patriot’s Day’ inspires and surprises January 12, 2017

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Patriots Day

Most people will remember April 15, 2013, when brothers Tamerlan (Themo Melikidze) and Dzhokhar (Alex Wolff) Tsarnaev set off two homemade bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, the day of the Boston Marathon, held annually to commemorate the first two battles of the Revolutionary War: Concord and Lexington.

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P.S. I am adding this today, January 12:

I was hesitant when the film began; I wondered what replaying the attack in Boston would mean in the current political situation. Would it start a backlash against Muslims?

By the end, I was so proud of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg for the story they tell. It’s not easy to watch because of the violence but it is infused with kindness and love, those two things that no one can take from us.

The filmmakers also strive to be very exact in their story-telling and respectful of the victims and their families. You’ll be cheering at the end – not against anyone – but for the people we say we are.

Excellent performances all-around.

With director Peter Berg.
With director Peter Berg.

 

With Michael Beach who plays Gov. Patrick Duval in "Patriot's Day"
With Michael Beach who plays Gov. Patrick Duval in “Patriot’s Day”

 

The real life Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky whose story is portrayed in "Patriot's Day" (they both lost their left legs). They were delightful at the press day - and still have far to go with their healing.
The real life Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky whose story is portrayed in “Patriot’s Day” (they both lost their left legs). They were delightful at the press day – and still have far to go with their healing.

 

 

 

 

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