FALL is a scary, riveting adventure movie. The plot is well-constructed, and the tension mounts throughout the movie. FALL has a strong moral worldview. It promotes friendship, helping others in need, marriage, and strong caring fathers. The relationship between Becky and her father comes to a very heartfelt conclusion. FALL is marred, however, by too many obscenities and profanities. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. Also, sensitive moviegoers may find parts of the movie too scary.
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview promotes friendship, helping others in need, marriage, and strong caring fathers
41 obscenities (including one “f” word and many “s” words), five GD profanities, one Jesus profanity, 18 light profanities, and woman urinates off tower platform on which she’s stuck
Strong, scary adventure violence as two women find themselves stranded atop a 2,000 foot television tower in the middle of nowhere, with harrowing climbing scenes, a bird startles a man climbing a mountain, and he eventually falls to his death, a woman with a cellphone swings on a rope to get a cell signal, woman jumps to grab an important backpack swinging on a rope, two women, take turns dangling from the top of a 2,000-foot tower to take some scary images for a podcast, woman has a leg wound, another woman has a couple wounds, two buzzards come to feed on the wounds until they’re shooed away, buzzards feed on the bloody wounds of a dead coyote, truck almost hits a car, truck actually hits an object, and young widow considers suicide, but she’s interrupted
Woman learns that her husband cheated on her before they got married
No nudity, but some images of female cleavage
Alcohol use and drunkenness as young widow tries to drown her sorrows a year after her beloved husband’s sudden death
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs, though young widow contemplates taking some pills to end her life; and,
Reckless daredevil behavior occurs in movie, so parents may want to discuss that topic with their children.
FALL is a harrowing adventure movie about two women climbers, one of whom is still mourning her husband’s accidental climbing death, who decide to climb an old 2,000-foot TV tower in the desert but get stuck at the top when the ladder comes off its hinges and falls. FALL has many scary, exciting moments and there’s a strong father-daughter theme in the widowed climber’s story, but the movie is marred by too many obscenities and profanities, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.
The movie opens with the incident that took the life of Becky’s husband, Dan. They’re climbing a sheer rock face of a mountain with another couple when a bird in a small cave startles Dan and he eventually falls to his death.
A year later, Becky is still mourning Dan. She only leaves their house to get food or to drown her sorrows at a local bar. Her father, James, is concerned about his daughter. He tries to help her by trying to convince her to move forward with her life and get into a rehab program, but that just drives 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 into coming with her on a daring 2,000-foot climb on an abandoned, isolated TV tower in the California desert.
However, when they reach the top platform, the external ladder totally gives way. They’re too high to use their cellphones to ring for help. They must find another way down, or die of exposure.
FALL is a scary, riveting adventure movie. The two women find several unique ways to try to reach somebody. They make good use of Hunter’s podcast drone, a flare gun, a rope, and a tennis shoe, but their efforts come to naught. Their failures increase the tension exponentially.
Grace Caroline Currey delivers a sympathetic performance as the widowed climber suffering nightmares and deep sorrow after her young husband’s shocking death. Her character derives courage and determination from her rebellious friend, Hunter, played by Virginia Gardner. Jeffrey Dean Morgan rounds out the top cast as Becky’s concerned father.
FALL has a strong moral worldview. It promotes friendship, helping others in need, marriage, and strong caring fathers. The relationship between Becky and her father comes to a very heartfelt conclusion. FALL is marred, however, by too many obscenities and profanities. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. Also, sensitive moviegoers may find parts of the movie too scary.
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