What is it about?
Based on a true story (and Philippe Petite’s book) “The Walk” tells a captivating story of his walk on the line between the World Trade Center towers. Often perceived as a lunatic, Philippe could not stop dreaming about it. With the help of several friends, he embarks to America, trying to fulfill his insane wish.
Who should watch it?
Should I watch it with my kid(s)?
Absolutely. “The Walk” is very clean, bad words and violence wise, while teaching us valuable lessons of going after what you want, regardless of what others think about it.
Is it good to watch on a date?
Sure, why not.
Who should watch it?
What can I expect from this movie?
Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?
There are some pretty funny scenes. Hell, the entire time Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks with a French accent is hilarious. But in a good way.
Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?
- Will I learn anything from this movie?
Walking on the line between two skyscrapers violates around 100 city ordinances. Could it be a record?
Is it based on something?
It’s based on a true story and on a book. That’s also based on a true story. So what we have here, in fact, is a story that’s based on a true story that’s based on that same story. I think.
Is this movie a must-see?
It’s hardly a classic, but it’s worth watching.
Similar movies like “The Walk”?
You can try with Eddie the Eagle.
“The Walk” is an amazing story about a man who, even though his last name was Petite (which is French for “small”) had huge balls and the audacity to pull one of the craziest stunts in the history of crazy stunts. Even though his expertise of walking on the line was modest at best, he still dared to do something the greatest acrobats of the time didn’t even consider, let alone tried to pull it off.
Just like Petite said in the movie, to ask him why he did it, is pointless. All that matters is that he did it and that it made him feel alive! That’s all anyone can ask for. I give this movie 9/10.