|Jack O'Connell as Louie Zamperini|
First things first.
It's important to know that this movie is based on a book of the same title by Laura Hillenbrand. That book is subtitled, "A World War II story of survival, resilience & redemption." So, if like the Movie Slut, you expect to see a story about the entire life of the inspiring Louie Zamperini, you'll be disappointed.
You will see a bit of his early life. How the boy, who was always in trouble, became an Olympic runner. But you're quickly swept to WWII during which Louie was a bombadier. After his plane was shot down, he and three other airmen spent 47 days afloat in a raft. (Sharks, etc.) But that was nothing compared to his treatment at a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
Most of the 137-minute movie chroniclers his torture at the camp where he was singled out for the worst cruelty.
It's not easy watching.