Two years ago today, Unbroken was released nationwide in US theaters. Unbroken is based on the book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. Unbroken is the true story about Olympic runner turned World War II PoW, Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie and two of his crewmen survive an aircraft crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They are stranded on a raft for 47 days, only for Louie to be captured by the Japanese and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp for 2 years.
Unbroken is personally my favorite movie of all time. I am truly thankful Finn was a part of this movie, allowing me to learn about Louie. I was able to read the book before I saw the movie. After I saw the movie, I came out a better, changed person. I have never been affected by a movie or a person’s story the way I have been affected by Unbroken and Louie Zamperini. Because of Louie, I believe I am a kinder, more forgiving, “I-don’t-hold-grudges” person. Louie is one of my biggest heroes, and I have Finn to thank for that.
Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Netflix.