R | | Action, Drama
A group of five people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson, who lost his father in the 9/11 attacks, condemned the 9/11 film in an Instagram post, citing actor Charlie Sheen's history with the Truther movement. Although Davidson is notorious for using what many would consider blatantly cruel and offensive 9/11 humor as a coping mechanism on stage, he didn't like the way the film dramatized such a subject and hired an actor who spreads rumors about the attacks, and brought up his father's death (his father was a firefighter believed to have been killed somewhere in the Marriott Hotel near the World Trade Center). Although some people wholeheartedly agreed with Davidson, others online argued that the film handled the taboo subject of 9/11 very well, and that Sheen's status as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist should not determine his ability to act. Rebecca McNutt, a teenage author known for writing the 9/11 themed novella Bittersweet Symphony that same year, stated on Goodreads, "9/11 is not my tragedy - well, actually it is to some degree for reasons better not talked about, but it's not my tragedy alone to deal with and understand. It's everybody's tragedy, and I really don't feel like I necessarily have the right to condemn this film when there are people out there who actually lost parents and friends during 9/11, people far worse off than I am in terms of this disaster - but all the same, I can't pretend that it doesn't offend me, not that I'm saying it should be censored. If people really get enjoyment from it, it's not my duty to complain about something like that." IndieWire and The Wrap also posted articles on the 9/11 film, with headlines such as "Charlie Sheen Drama Is Beyond Offensive".
Where are my elevators?
Eddie starts hitting the drywall to get out of the elevator, making at least two big marks on it. Then the elevator cables start breaking. When Eddie starts banging the wall again, it is free of any hammer marks.
€7,966 (Portugal) (10 September 2017)
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