it is really a nightmare but at the same time it is sooo.. inspiring. James Franco really nailed at being miserable but at the same time a funny man although half of his arms were stuck in a big rock. he doesn't even shed a tear! i'm surprised how he is so together (i'm actually talking about the actual climber, not James). and thank god at the end of the movies he is alive although he cut his arm. speaking about that, that's why i said this is a nightmare movie to see. because we actually had to see him cut his own arm with tiny knives! great movie to watch for more than once, but not the arm-cutting scene. it was horrible!