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?
Robert Zemeckis’s film, which tells the story of Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, reportedly caused one audience member to vomit after a New York screening.
Journalist Mark Harris said on his Twitter feed that the film could be a “bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers”.
Considering the film’s breathtaking finale – in 3D – takes place 1,300 feet above the ground, it’s hardly surprising.
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
Furthermore, the New York Post has quoted Denise Widman, board director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, as saying she felt ill after a screening.
“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. I felt nervous. It was a tingling sensation and some anxiety,” she said.