In truth, Richard Sharp drowned at sea when a massive storm set upon the boat that he was sailing across the Pacific with his fiancee, leaving Tami Oldham to fend for herself. I really want you as an audience in her perspective. Why do I do that?
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Because I want you to know. It was so convincing that, when they rescued her, they asked if there was another person there on the boat.
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Stephen rated it it was ok May 14, Stan Armiger rated it liked it Nov 30, Scot rated it did not like it Feb 06, Jennifer Mason rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Faster than you can say Message in a Bottle , the two are head-over-halyards in love and planning a voyage around the world.
But a chance encounter sets their lives on a different course. A British couple makes Richard an offer he can't refuse: to sail their yacht 4, miles back to San Diego. The Hazana was a floating palace equipped with every conceivable navigation, emergency-positioning and communication device. And yet, the movie suggests, the veteran mariners steered straight into 's Hurricane Raymond, somehow not catching wind of the Category 4 storm until they were inside it. Routine typhoon effects ensue. When she comes to, Tami discovers her man overboard, rescues him, tends to his debilitating wounds and feeds him globs of Skippy with her fingers while giggling, "How much do you love me right now?
As deep-sea dramas go, Adrift ranks with the not-so-great. Beside it, Jaws: The Revenge looks like Titanic.
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The filmmakers clearly were shooting for a cross between All Is Lost and the movie version of Wild , Cheryl Strayed's celebration of female self-dependence, but missed the mark by a nautical mile. Chief among the shortcomings: cloyingly cute dialogue, a lack of chemistry between the leads and a narrative structure all but designed to sap the story of suspense. Let's remember, this is the story of a real-life tragedy.
Nobody has the right to turn it into the entertainment equivalent of a jack-in-the-box for a quick buck.
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There's simply no possible justification for the liberties taken — which doesn't mean the director hasn't tried to justify them. I'm being deliberately detail-free to avoid spoilers. Suffice it to say, the filmmaker sinks to shameful depths. Someone should revoke his artistic license. Adrift is not showing in any theaters in the area. Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion.
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