Only The Brave (πŸŽ₯)

Before you read any more, do yourself a favour and go and watch Only The Brave. Boasting an all star cast including Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly and Taylor Kitsch – Only The Brave tells the (true story) a team of municipal firefighters who battle catastrophic bush fires to save their hometown. The plot revolves around the lives of Eric Marsh (Brolin) andΒ Brendan McDonough (Teller) whose paths cross when Brendan signs up to be a firefighter. Brendan, a struggling junkie, is driven to clean up his act after the recent birth of his daughter, hence the interest in the firefighting position. Eric, a seasoned firefighter, is the man in charge aka the Superintendent. Eric sees a lot of himself in Brendan and decides to give him the benefit of the doubt. What follows is a story that highlights the significance of trust and comradery.Β  As the story progresses, we are repeatedly reminded of the positives and negatives that come with such a dangerous, demanding job as well as the toll this takes on family and friends. The description alone doesn’t sound like anything new but I assure you this movie is well worth your time. Download it, stream it, do whatever you have to do, just don’t miss this! BYO tissues.