FALL is a scary and captivating adventure film. The plot is well constructed and the tension builds throughout the film. FALL has a strong moral view of the world. It promotes friendship, helping those in need, marriage, and strong, caring fathers. The relationship between Becky and her father comes to a very heartfelt conclusion. FALL is however tainted with too much obscenity and profanity. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. Also, sensitive moviegoers may find parts of the film too scary.
Dominant worldview and other worldview content/elements:
A strong moral worldview promotes friendship, helping others in need, marriage, and strong, caring fathers
41 profanities (including one “f” word and numerous “s” words), five GD profanities, one Jesus profanity, 18 light profanities, and a woman urinates on the tower platform she is stuck on
Strong and chilling adventure violence as two women find themselves stranded on top of a 2,000ft TV tower in the middle of nowhere, with heartbreaking climbing scenes, a bird overhears a man climbing a mountain, and he eventually falls to his death, a woman with a cell phone swings on a rope to get a cell signal, a woman jumps to grab a large backpack swinging on a rope, two women, taking turns swinging role from the top of a 2,000 foot tower to take scary footage for a podcast, the woman has a leg injury, another woman has a few injuries, two buzzards come to feed on the injuries until they are driven away , buzzards feed on the bloody wounds of a dead coyote, a truck nearly hits a car, a truck hits an object, and a young widow contemplates suicide, but is interrupted
Wife learns her husband cheated on her before getting married
No nudity, but some images of female cleavage
Alcohol consumption :
Drinking and drunkenness as a young widow tries to drown her sorrows a year after the sudden death of her beloved husband
Smoking and/or drug use and abuse:
No tobacco or drugs, although the young widow considers taking pills to end her life; and,
Reckless daredevil behavior occurs in the film, so parents may want to discuss this topic with their children.
FALL is a heartbreaking adventure film about two mountaineers, one of whom is still mourning the accidental death of her rock climbing husband, who decide to climb a 2,000ft old TV tower in the desert but find themselves stuck at the top when the ladder comes off its hinges and falls. FALL has many scary and exciting moments and there is a strong father-daughter theme to the story of the widowed mountaineer, but the film is tainted with too much obscenity and profanity, so MOVIEGUIDE® recommends extreme caution.
The film opens with the incident that claimed the life of Becky’s husband, Dan. They are climbing a steep rock face of a mountain with another couple when a bird in a small cave startles Dan and he ends up falling and dying.
A year later, Becky is still mourning Dan. She leaves their house only to feed herself or to drown her sorrows in a local bar. Her father, James, is worried about his daughter. He tries to help her by trying to convince her to move on with her life and enter a rehabilitation program, but this scares her away.
Shiloh Hunter, the woman who was climbing with Becky and Dan that day, contacts Becky. A daredevil climber and gregarious podcast host, Hunter challenges Becky to accompany her on a daring 2,000-foot climb up an abandoned and isolated TV tower in the California desert.
However, when they reach the upper platform, the outer ladder gives way completely. They are too stoned to use their cell phones to call for help. They must find another way down or freeze to death.
FALL is a scary and captivating adventure film. Both women find several unique ways of trying to reach someone. They make good use of Hunter’s podcast drone, a flare gun, a rope, and a tennis shoe, but their efforts are in vain. Their failures increase the tension exponentially.
Grace Caroline Currey delivers a sympathetic performance as a widowed climber suffering from nightmares and deep grief after the shocking death of her young husband. Her character draws her courage and determination from her rebellious friend, Hunter, played by Virginia Gardner. Jeffrey Dean Morgan completes the cast as Becky’s worried father.
FALL has a strong moral view of the world. It promotes friendship, helping those in need, marriage, and strong, caring fathers. The relationship between Becky and her father comes to a very heartfelt conclusion. FALL is however tainted with too much obscenity and profanity. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. Also, sensitive moviegoers may find parts of the film too scary.
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