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James Franco’s New Film Is Not for the Squeamish

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In Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours, James Franco plays the real-life adventurer who got his arm pinned by a boulder and spent six days alone in the wilderness trying to survive until he finally cut his arm off and escaped.

I’m not sure if this will be a big date movie, especially since at the screening I went to, the lady in front of me ran for the exit in horror when Franco cut his arm and drank his blood! (I guess she’s not a Twillight fan.)

UPDATE: A PUBLICIST INFORMS ME THAT FRANCO DOESN’T DRINK HIS BLOOD. AFTER HE JABBED HIS ARM, I THOUGHT HE BROUGHT THE STUFF TO HIS MOUTH, BUT I MISUNDERSTOOD, CLEARLY DELIRIOUS FROM HIS CAPTIVITY. ANYWAY, THE WOMAN DID RUN OUT EXACTLY AT THAT POINT, I SWEAR.

She missed the whole amputation scene. And the happy, hypnotic ending.

Will you take a chance on watching this icky but basically inspiring (and acclaimed) scenario?

Or would you rather cut off your own arm?

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