Is it too much to ask that the studios sprinkle a couple of adult films into their summer fair? Guess so. Anyway, this week's blockbuster has Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey, so how bad can it be? Not so bad (especially the first five and the last two minutes); but not as good as it could, and should have been.
If anybody ever asks you to explain performance art, you might reference this film about a wire walker who danced between the World Trade Center towers in the '70s. Like a lot of great art, his wire walk was beautiful, and more than a little insane.
Is a modestly inspirational, modestly emotional, modest film.