It doesn't come close to being one of the best movies of the year but it certainly contains some of the most hair-raising and hard-to-watch scenes ever filmed.
|Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the high wire|
Although the build-up to the walk itself is slow-moving and the dialogue could do with some improvement, once Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt with a thick French accent, starts on his walk the tension is breath-taking.
It held particular interest for me because I too, attempted to walk the wire between the Twin Towers via virtual reality arranged by Sony a couple of months ago.
|I couldn't manage one step|
But safely grounded in Santa Monica, with a sumptuous Four Seasons Sunday brunch following the screening and a (hardly visible) Super Moon to gaze at in the evening, it was an interesting day.