Skip to comments.I just watched "The Ledge."
Posted on 01/20/2012 7:24:15 AM PST by LouAvul
I've never seen such a gay/atheist piece of propaganda. They didn't simply propagandize the gay and atheist mentality; it was a total hit piece on Christianity and Christians.
What an abysmal waste of time.
That is all and thanx for listening.
What is “The Ledge”?
Thanx for the heads up. Forget the spoiler alert. Tell us how it ends. Does he jump?
Also, and on a scale of 1 to 10 I’d give it maybe a 1.5 for acting quality. I like Terrence Howard and that’s why I’d give it any points at all. And, the Tyler girl (Liv? Liz?) used to be pretty but she’s looking more like her dad. She never could act.
Well, you can’t just leave us on the ledge... give a summary of the movie.
It got an 11% at Rotten Tomatoes. You can’t always trust the reviewers, but when they’re that unanimous in their hatred they’re usually right.
Can you elaborate a little on that. I saw a preview at a showing of "War Horse" (very good movie...could be great if it were 1/2 an hour shorter but I still highly reccomend), and I thought it looked pretty interesting. Guess I'll skip it.
A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover’s husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision. from IMDB
FWIW, “The Ledge” is from 2011. “Man on a Ledge” comes out next Friday.
Step back from “The Ledge” for a moment and ask yourself:
Why did I just give another $10 to Hollywood that continues to promote an agenda that runs diametrically counter to my own ideals?
Just don’t go. Find something else to do. Find something else to talk about. Don’t be an economic hypocrite.
This movie looks like total garbage. Why would you invest time in a plot like that? IFC is notorious for left wing stuff. It also looks like it was shot with a super 8. Just awful. The only good thing I saw in the trailer was Liv Tyler. She’s hot.
Well, it was $2. And I gave it to Family Video. So whatever Hollywood's royalty from Family Video (from $2), is what I gave them.
The Christians invite the two men for dinner and a discussion of religion ensues. The Christian man assumes both guests are gay and mentions the abominable nature of homosexuality re the Bible. The straight guy is an atheist who gets mad.
(This isn't in chronological order; I'm just remembering the highlights.)
In his subsequent tirades he focuses on the evil/tragic in the world as proof God does not exist. The Christian doesn't really have an answer.
(At which point I would have gone to the window, looked out, and said, "You know, there is a lot of tragedy in the world, but all I'm seeing is beauty. The love of a good woman. Good health. Freedom. Food, etc. There's more evidence of a loving God than not.")
Anyway, the straight guy decides to teach the Christian man a lesson by seducing his wife. In the course of the seduction he goes on more tirades of how homosexuals are mistreated, the Bible flawed, etc. It really was unending.
The Christian man goes psycho. He ties up his wife and tells the atheist that either the atheist commits suicide by jumping off "The Ledge" or the woman dies.
That's where Terrence Howard comes in as the detective who tries to talk the guy out of jumping.
Meanwhile, Terrence Howard is going through his own tragedy where his wife had sex with his brother to have children that looked like Terrence. Terrence just found this out and confides all of this to the jumper. The jumper tells him to forgive and forget and go home.
The jumper jumps. The Christian husband is arrested. And in the end the only people who were decent were the fags and the whore.
BTW, Terrence Howard went home and sat down to dinner with his family. The son wanted to say grace. Howard said no. No grace tonight. The implication was that the atheist converted Terrence.
I've never seen such an amateurish hit piece on God and the Bible. They wouldn't have been any more obvious if the whole movie had just had the words, "Christians bad; fags good."
Thank you for the summary, LouAvul. What stupid garbage. From the clips on television, it appeared to be a mystery of sorts not this garbage. I appreciate you taking the time. You’re a doll.
“The jumper jumps.”
Ooh! I love a good old-timey happy ending.
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