The Walk - Did the High-Wire Gamble Pay Off?

The Walk - Did the High-Wire Gamble Pay Off?

The Walk is Hollywood's attempt at telling the story of Philippe Petit, a charismatic man who decided to hang a wire across the Twin Towers and walk across it.

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You know, from the ads, I thought it was just a guy walking on a tightrope for for 90 minutes. Glad to know I was wrong.

It's an interesting story, but having seen Man on Wire, I'm not sure if my enjoyment of the film would be tarnished by my feeling that Petit is/was kind of an asshole. It's hard not to feel he betrayed the friends who helped make his walk possible, not least the girlfriend he cheated on once the act made him famous.

 

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