Oh. My. Goodness.
Don’t look down. Just keep looking up.
The other night, my son and I watched the movie Fall.
Directed by Scott Mann
Released August 12, 2022
The movie is about a young lady, Becky, who has just lost her husband during a terrible climbing accident. Nearly a year later, drowning in depression and liquor, her best friend, Hunter, shows up at her door just as she is about to make an attempt on her life.
Hunter has just the thing to snap Becky out of her depression and back into the land of the living. She wants them to climb the B67 TV tower, a 2,000-foot tower of rusted metal.
Becky hasn’t climbed in a year due to her PTSD-induced fear of climbing, and Hunter believes that facing that fear head-on is the only way for Becky to deal with her grief and move on with her life. Hunter explains that Becky can spread Dan’s ashes from the top of the tower – it’s what Dan would have wanted.
Becky reluctantly agrees, and the two girls set out for the tower. With only 50 feet of rope tying the girls together, they begin to climb.
The girls carry their cell phones and only one backpack with a bottle of water, a drone, and Dan’s ashes. They have no idea that when they reach to the top of the tower, things will go terribly wrong.
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This movie gave me so much anxiety, but at the same time, it was so good! I was literally grasping the arms of my chair the entire time. Honestly, it probably wasn’t healthy. I mean look at my heart rate during the movie (see the yellow box below)! It was consistently 103 bpm for a full two straight hours!
OK, so I’m laughing to myself as I write this because 103 bpm really isn’t that big of a deal, but I was definitely white-knuckling it through parts of the movie. There was even one point, and you’ll know it when you watch it, that I had to look away or just peek through my fingers.
Don’t judge me! I’m OK with heights, as long as I feel secure, such as in a tall building or in an airplane. But there are so many times in this movie where the girls are standing on the tiny platform at the top of the tower, with the wind blowing around them, and they aren’t even holding onto the light pole that extends an additional 30 feet into the sky.
If you don’t mind increasing your heart rate and your anxiety by about 1,000%, you should definitely watch this movie. There was mild cursing present throughout, and a brief scene where the young married couple is in bed, but I don’t think you have to be too concerned with your teens seeing anything. There’s no nudity or sex. If you don’t want to trust my memory, IMDB has a pretty honest Parents Guide for this movie. The majority of the movie is pretty much focused on two insane young ladies standing on a 3×3 foot platform 2,000 feet in the air.
A shiver literally just went down my spine.
Let me know what you thought of the movie in the comments below.
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It’s February, the month of LOVE…
Let’s make this month all about love. I’ll keep sharing books, movies, TV shows (and more) that I love, but I’d also love to hear from you. Drop a comment below to tell me what books, movies, and TV shows you love.
The Nutcracker Trilogy
I will continue to shamelessly promote these books because I’m so excited about being a small part of Drosselmeyer’s journey. If you’re new here, let me encourage you to check out The Nutcracker Trilogy by Paul Thompson. All three books are available in print and as e-books. Books one and two are available as audiobooks, narrated by yours truly. Click the links below to explore.
Oh, and it doesn’t have to be Christmas for you to enjoy these stories (just like it doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy Harry Potter).