Adrift

Adrift

DVD - 2018
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Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

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akirakato
Jan 10, 2019

Produced and directed by Baltasar Kormákur in 2018 based on a true story, this survival docudrama depicts a couple stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane.
The film switches back and forth between love story and survival drama with a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley.
Although the drama has a hook, a surprise, a twist that carries you through, the boat-adrift-at-sea scenes appear like the familiar narrative.

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kaybea
Jan 07, 2019

Typical Hollywood survival movie. Nothing new in the way it was presented. I'm sure the actual surviving of this event was very horrific.

I seen this movie in teatheres i must had frogotten again to write it down but i can tell you this i started the movie yesterday and finished it today this movie seemed too sort for me i had to go shopping to the food basci store in the mall in this movie Her necklace remines me of Lucas he had back in 2005 in gr 6 in St. Josph's school in Simcoe i thought that was a stick not smocking i said oh there drinking wine i can drink wine i seen this DVD in stores and in teatheres 1 lady said ew she's thowing up i didn't know what she was doing a man says he has giner beer i never heard of a giner beer before when she was putting sticks behine her ear head i don't remeber hearing Halloween untill i got it on DVD from my hold Halloween was coming up when i watched it in teathers i think i heard it this is a shit movie my parents say i don't know if you guys like the movie it's wearid she is naked i didn't expect that cigret thats wearid my brother laughed that she said you are not subpose to say please she said to him i thought the beeping came from our stove not the T.v in this movie when she was on the boat i said did he die my brother said yeah in teahers i said did he die when she was in the car my brother said yes i barrowed a DVD to watch at home it made me cry when she cryed in the new year i watched the new years bash Tuesday we went to simcoe wednesday i didn't have time to watch i really thought i won't be able to finish it but i did The End i don't have much to talk about this movie.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 31, 2018

I expected this to be boring--after all, "adrift on the ocean for months" doesn't sound exciting. I was planning to watch it at 1.5 times speed, but instead found myself fascinated that this actually happened to a woman. Trapped on a barely seaworthy boat, she spends most of her time trying to survive, but she entertains herself (and me) and stays sane by remembering how she got to this point--meeting, falling in love, and sailing away with an amazingly perfect guy. (These memories are what others are calling switching back and forth in time.) There are many more good things I want to say about the movie, but they would ruin the ending. Don't let anyone talk about the movie in front of you until you have seen it. And, please, don't listen to the reviewers who just can't stand movies where strong women save the day.

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BlueHippo
Dec 16, 2018

I enjoyed this movie and did not find the back-and forth in time space as confusing or bothersome as some apparently did. I was not familiar with this incident, so after watching the film, I did a little research to see what parts of the film were accurate and what parts were not. Seems that it is mostly an accurate portrayal of the actual events. I do wish the film makers had been more clear about the situation surrounding RIchard’s survival.

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tj_is_cool
Dec 11, 2018

Not bad. Quite entertaining though the "twist" at the end is not very convincing ...

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jmfh
Nov 24, 2018

I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. I didn't think it was too slow, but generally that isn't an aspect of movie-watching that tends to bother me. I actually enjoyed the technique of switching the story from past to present. It made the movie more interesting in its non-linear manner, and helped to avoid relying on telling the "love story" portion of the movie in a clichéd way.

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lilyofthevalley3
Nov 22, 2018

A bit of a slow movie.

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sailorhudson
Nov 22, 2018

My wife and I finished our circumnavigation last February after 10 years at sea. While the jumping back and forth got a bit bothersome, having been out at sea during bad storms, it’s quite close to what we experienced but luckily never were out during a hurricane though were out in 50 knot winds off South Africa. Brought back many memories.

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bookbabe13
Nov 19, 2018

Very disappointing. Too many flashbacks. Where were all the fish? How can there be no fish they were on the ocean?

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