The Fall

The Fall

DVD - 2008
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1920's, Los Angeles. In a hospital on the outskirts of town, Roy Walker, an injured stuntman, begins to tell young Alexandria, a fellow patient with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781435922662
1435922662
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Franln Feb 07, 2017

This movie is amazing! I've never seen anything like it. Visually magnificent and a cool story. The little girl is fantastic.

coeurses Jul 09, 2016

An odd finesse that i find enjoyable, also my bias opinion that Lee Pace is perfect in any role.

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dr_hoople
Jul 02, 2016

Just so disjointed....Governor Odious and the nature of this movie are the same.

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ManMachine
Sep 17, 2015

After watching "The Fall" (with its impressive-to-look-at visuals, but, its decidedly incoherent and screwed-up storyline), I have to say that I sure as hell hope that East Indian director, Tarsem Singh, doesn't turn out to be yet another dingbat movie-maker like M. Night Shyamalan (who, yes, indeed, is also from India).

I mean, that's definitely the last thing that Hollywood Heaven needs is another foreign film-maker whose films are all style and zero content (or, more appropriately, all awe and no wonder).

I found that (with "The Fall") Singh so clearly did not understand how to skilfully meld fantasy with reality and emerge with a tale of the fantastic that speaks with reasonable intelligence to an audience of thinking adults.

From my point of view, "The Fall" flip-flopped so often (and so clumsily) between dead serious and senseless frivolity that, before long, my patience grew really thin and I ended up watching the remainder of this film's striking cinematography in fast-forward mode.

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Janice21383
Aug 01, 2015

A stunningly beautiful story as seen through the eyes of a child alternates with tragedy in a WW I era hospital. It could have been rewritten to make more sense, but, that would be a trifling concern compared to the overall achievement. Though the locations are lovely, my favourite scenes are the small, touching ones with Lee Pace and the little girl. Please note: unless your children has sophisticated tastes, this film is not for them.

ChampionMDR May 09, 2015

The film started out very promising but became increasingly disjointed and surrealistic. The little girl was the best part of this movie.

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0cho
Apr 30, 2015

The visuals in this movie are amazing as is the imagination of the characters, scenes etc. Unfortunately the script is not that great and the ending is awful. Still it's visually brilliant. From the credits at the end it looks like it was filmed in all the locations rather than CGI. Very impressive.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Mar 31, 2015

There is absolutely stunning imagery and photography in this film. Unfortunately, the overacting and poor scripting in the fantasy scenes, which in retrospect was intentional, distract from the focus. It's so much a large part of the film though that by the time I realized it I was exhausted from having to suffer through it. Still, an amazing visual feast and the non-acting of the young girl with the improvisational acting around her make this a worthwhile experience.

7duffy Mar 12, 2015

Enjoyable fantasy film.

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Britty346
Mar 10, 2015

I love this movie. The way this movie was filmed is breathtaking and captivating! The story is emotional and the ending is the greatest part! The young actress did very well, Lee Pace and the girl were great together!

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mangatigress
Jul 24, 2014

Alexandria: Why are we running away?
Why did he kill himself?
Why did not he come with us?

Roy: And live as half a man?
He couldn't do that.
He gave up.
It's not very satisfying, is it?
He didn't think so either.

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mangatigress
Jul 24, 2014

Roy: Do you know what "soul" means?
Alexandria: No.
Roy: It's like strength.
Why does the old man
keep his teeth in a glass at night?
It's where he keeps his strength, his spirit.
His spirit is in those teeth.
Yeah.
[Notices her missing front teeth]
Oh, you're missing a little strength
right in the front of your mouth.

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mangatigress
Jul 24, 2014

mangatigress thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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jimg2000
Jun 03, 2016

Glorious location shots of some of the most stunning places on earth -- take a look: http://thefall-locations.blogspot.com/

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mangatigress
Jul 24, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The themes of depression and suicide are very prominent to the film, particularly in the end, so if that's a tender topic for you I'd be warned in advance

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