127 Hours is the true story of canyoneer Aron Ralston (James Franco) who got trapped by a boulder in an isolated canyon in Utah back in April 2003. The film features video logs Ralston made in order to keep his spirits up as he slowly tried chipping away at the boulder that pinned his hand with a pocket knife. Days and futile escape attempts later, Ralston finally decides to cut off his own hand in order to live, and does so by fashioning a tourniquet out of Camelbak tube insulation and uses a carabiner to tighten it as he cuts away at his own hand. 127 Hours is a movie that begs the question — if you were ever in a similar situation, would you be able to do it? Making Aron Ralston’s story that much more realistic when we try to picture ourselves in the same desperate mind-set and not feeling at all relieved when we inevitably conclude that we could never imagine going to those lengths.