The Climb is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Michael Angelo Covino.
Starring Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, Judith Godrèche, George Wendt, Daniella Covino, Eden Malyn, Meredith Holzman, Todd Barry and others.
Sony Pictures Classics on Thursday, December 19, 2019 released the trailer:
THE CLIMB | Official Trailer HD (2020).
Best friends Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are biking together when Mike breaks the news to Kyle that he's currently sleeping with his fiancé. In the ensuing argument, Mike has a moment of road rage with a motorist that culminates into Mike getting assaulted after chasing the motorist down the road. At the hospital, where Mike is recovering from minor head wounds, Kyle's fiancé visits Mike and is confronted by Kyle over her affair. After she tells him that she still loves him, he then asks if she still wants to get married.
Kyle's fiancé goes on to marry Mike instead, but she unexpectedly dies shortly after. A visibly distraught Mike causes a scene at her funeral which is diffused by Kyle, who came to pay his respects. Mike admits to Kyle that what he did was wrong and that he's a terrible friend. Though Kyle is still angry at Mike, he still consoles him over his loss. Sometime later, Kyle, now in better physical shape, is working as a commercial-jingle writer and is dating his former high-school girlfriend, Marissa (Gayle Rankin), with whom he is celebrating Thanksgiving with his family. Though his overprotective, overbearing mother is disapproving of the relationship, she is nonetheless happy for him when he announces his engagement with her. She then reveals to Kyle that she invited Mike to celebrate Christmas with them, noting his having no family of his own to celebrate with.
On Christmas night, a now overweight, alcoholic Mike arrives at Kyle's family's home. Finding his way into the garage, he comes across some old pictures of himself and his old helmet from when he played football in high school. Kyle's mother confronts Mike and tells him that he needs to make amends with Kyle for his selfish actions stop feeling sorry for himself over how he hurt him. Kyle then stumbles into the living room where he passes out drunk.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Climb.
The film The Climb was scheduled to be released on May 17, 2019 (Cannes), on July 17, 2020 (United States) and on August 20, 2020 (Germany) by Sony Pictures Classics, Memento and Prokino Filmverleih.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes.
The film The Climb is rated with "R" rating.
The Climb got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.
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IMDB: The Climb
Wikipedia: The Climb (2019 film)