Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘The Walk’ is Making Movie-Goers Vomit
Looking for a movie to give you immense feelings of vertigo which may or may not have you rushing to the bathroom to vomit?
The movie — about Philippe Petit, a Frenchman who walked between the Twin Towers in 1974 on a high wire — has some watchers getting nauseous and even vomiting.
Tweeted journalist Mark Harris:
Reports of guys vomiting in the Alice Tully men's rm post-The Walk: True. Witnessed it/came close. Bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 27, 2015
Me: some guys threw up after The Walk Internet: that sounds so cool I can't wait Charles Darwin: maybe I was wrong
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 1, 2015
Added Denise Widman, board director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival to the New York Post (via CBS), “The last 20 minutes of the film I had to look away a couple of times because of the sensation of the height. I felt a little bit queasy.”
According to director Robert Zemeckis, it was his intention to give watchers feelings of vertigo.
The film hits theatres tomorrow (Oct. 2). We recommend packing some barf bags just in case.