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Gavin (Charlie Hunnam, Cold Mountain) is on the ledge. Hollis (Terrence Howard, Crash), who just learned that he is not the biological father of his children, is tasked with talking Gavin down. Their conversation eventually reveals Gavin s deep-rooted conflict with his fundamentalist Christian neighbor Joe (Patrick Wilson, Watchmen), whose theological opposition to Gavin was intensified by Gavin s gay roommate and later by Joe s wife's infidelity. The negotiations take a drastic turn when Hollis learns that Gavin has a deadline, and his life is not the only one hanging in the balance. Writer/director Matthew Chapman (Runaway Jury) returns after a long hiatus to helm this unpredictable thriller that asks challenging questions about faith and reason; the nature of belief; and the value of human life.
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The detective who is sent to talk Gavin down is Hollis (played by Terrance Howard). Unfortunately, he is trying to deal with his own familial problems while simultaneously trying to talk Gavin out of committing suicide. He is @ far less than 100% emotionally to be able to cope with these travails......but he does his best anyway.
It sure is great to see Liv Tyler again as I have not seen her in anything since her last LORD OF THE RINGS movie. She has a demure beauty that absolutely captivates me. What's better is that she strips down for the 1st time since early in her career (STEALING BEAUTY). Welcome back, Liv! Charlie Hunnam is not a household name but he's an up & coming Thespian. He's also one lucky dude as he has done love scenes with Liv in the present film as well as Olivia Wilde in DEADFALL.
This is a thought provoking movie which delves into the dark side of religion. On a personal note, Gavin's story of transitioning from Christianity to atheism recapitulates my own journey as I crossed the Rubicon into the atheistic paradigm. The insufficiency of religion to provide answers as well as the gross hypocrisy of holier-than-thou Christians drives me nuts. In truth, I've not looked back across to the other shoreline in many yrs. It does not interest me, just as it does not interest Gavin.
If you're looking for a "feel good" movie, then I can safely say this isn't it. This is about life: unvarnished & unfiltered. It can get ugly.
It is not often that a movie show the truth of morals and who really have them. Most movies follow the Theist myths like most movies follow the myth that alcohol anonymous is real substance abuse treatment and not religious indoctrination. This is a well made movieThe Ledge.