Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS makes little girls and old men cry

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
September 6th, 2010

You may be excited to see Danny Boyle's new flick, 127 HOURS, which details the perilous escape of  Blue John Canyon adventurer Aron Ralston from almost certain death at the bottom of a canyon. However, if you are some old dude or a twenty year old girl, recent screenings indicated that this film will physically harm you.

According to reports, during two separate Telluride Film Festival screenings of 127 HOURS, ambulances were called to the theater to escort and assist people suffering from "Boyle syndrome." "Boyle syndrome" can apparently be brought on by two main causes - getting dizzy from too many crappy plot twists (SUNSHINE), or getting dizzy from witnessing multiple badass scenes strung together (28 DAYS LATER). So which category does 127 HOURS fall under?

Fox Searchlight's Michelle Hooper had this to say about the events that unfolded during the screenings:

"From what I understand, an older gentleman was light-headed at the first screening (Galaxy) and the medics helped him calm down. Second screening at the Palm was a young woman (maybe 19 or 20) who had a panic attack. Paramedics attended to both people. I didn't even know about the second incident until after the screening was over and someone told me (I was sitting in the first half of the theater)."

Luckily, no one actually  died from viewing 127 HOURS, and it's likely the incidents are not tied to the graphic nature of the movie itself but instead are a result of being a "stupid human."

That being said, many people did survive the film unscathed and the general consensus was that 127 HOURS was a great film, if not slightly flawed in the pacing, with a solid performance by James Franco. The rest of us will have to wait until November 5, when 127 HOURS open in theaters across the U.S.

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