Released December 25, 2014
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson and Laura Hillenbrand
Cast Members: Jack O’Connell, C.J Valleroy, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney
The film Unbroken is about a young boy named Louis Zamperini who was leading towards an unfavorable lifestyle until his older brother challenged him to be more than he was. His brother Pete inspired him to run and as long as he worked hard he could achieve great things in life, this mentality was carried with him throughout his life. After high school Louis became a military officer, he served his country as best he could until his plane crashed in the ocean. Louis and two of his comrades were lost at sea for over a month until there enemy the Japanese soldiers took them hostage. Louis’s determination, courage and self-reliance is what keep him alive for so long. His strength challenged the ideals of one of his captures but even when most would give up and take the easy way out he continued to move forward through all the challenges that he faced. This story is based on the real life of Louis Zamperini, after the war ended he was rejoined with his family and lived past eighty a life with no regrets.
This film is in chronological order it progresses form when Louis is a young boy to high school to an officer in the military from there he is a POW it shows how the seasons change also the weight loss is another indication of time. The use of time allows you to sympathize with the characters. Without using time and showing how it affected them as people I don’t think this film would have been a successful drama. Time will change ones mentality and moralizations but through all hardships Louis only got stronger.