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(2015) (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon) (PG)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Minor
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild

Drama: A 1970s era daredevil attempts to walk across a cable suspended between the two World Trade Center towers.
It's the 1970s and Philippe Petit (JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT) is a French street performer who learned much of his juggling and high-wire act skills from veteran circus performer, Papa Rudy (BEN KINGSLEY). Now in Paris, Philippe meets street performer guitarist Annie Allix (CHARLOTTE LE BON) and the two quickly become an item, as well as anarchistic photographer Jean-Louis (CLEMENT SIBONY) who likes Philippe's style and bravado. After he helps Philippe walk a hire-wire suspended between the two towers of Notre Dame, they set their sights on a similar but far more dangerous and audacious stunt. And that would be walking a high-wire between the recently constructed twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

With an unlikely accomplice in the form of Jean-Francois, a.k.a. "Jeff" (CESAR DOMBOY), a math teacher who barely speaks English and is deathly afraid of heights, they begin scoping out the site and what they'll need to do to pull off the illegal stunt. They nearly blow it when New York electronic salesman Jean-Pierre, a.k.a. "J.P." (JAMES BADGE DALE), understands the French they're speaking about not wanting cops to overhear their communication, but rather than turn them in, he joins the team. As does insurance broker Barry Greenhouse (STEVE VALENTINE) who recognizes Philippe from the Notre Dame stunt and just so happens to work in one of the towers. He helps them add Albert (BEN SCHWARTZ) and stoner David (BENEDICT SAMUEL) to the team, although Jean-Louis questions their usefulness.

As the team prepares for the stunt -- that involves accessing the roofs of both towers, getting and securing a high-wire line between them and not being detected by anyone -- they must contend with various obstacles that threaten to derail their plan.

Older teens might be interested, especially if they're a fan of anyone in the cast or films by director Robert Zemeckis.
For thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking.

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