Adrift (15)

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 29 2006

Sailing in the wake of the aquatic chiller ‘Open Water’, this visually imaginative low-budget feature treads the same water, but causes a few more emotional ripples. Invited onto their pal’s luxury yacht for a reunion weekend, a group of old high-school friends jump off the anchored boat into the sea, but forget to lower the steps that would allow them to climb back on board. Only a steep, slippery hull stands between them and salvation, but when their improvised self-rescue efforts come to nothing, old antagonisms and jealous tensions start to surface – not least because, when their irresponsible host Dan jokingly pitched his hydrophobic ex-girlfriend Amy over the side, he left her young baby still onboard. German-born director Hans Horn’s skilful use of anamorphic widescreen images makes the most of the marine vistas and reflective surfaces, although some of the tank-shot scenes have a distracting, artificial look. An ensemble of unknown actors works hard to exploit the tight dramatic parameters, with uneven results. Even so, they keep things afloat right up to the fudged, disappointing ending.
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15

UK release:

Fri Sep 1, 2006

Duration:

95 mins

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La Vahn

I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of the film (literally). As a Christian I did not of course initially appreciate the vulgarity and sexual content, but I accept it as context for the way many live their lives w/o regard for how quickly things can change and how little prepared they can be to address the after life. I too wondered why they wouldn't climb onto each other shoulders and why they didn't have the lightest person try the makeshift rope (the latter seemed especially dumb). Otherwise I loved the film. I almost turned it off when I saw the raunchiness of it in the beginning but I'm glad I didn't! So many good things to ponder after watching a film like this: pride, preparation (physical & spiritual), endurance (mental & physical), friendship, sacrifice, self-worth, and forgiveness.

La Vahn

I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of the film (literally). As a Christian I did not of course initially appreciate the vulgarity and sexual content, but I accept it as context for the way many live their lives w/o regard for how quickly things can change and how little prepared they can be to address the after life. I too wondered why they wouldn't climb onto each other shoulders and why they didn't have the lightest person try the makeshift rope (the latter seemed especially dumb). Otherwise I loved the film. I almost turned it off when I saw the raunchiness of it in the beginning but I'm glad I didn't! So many good things to ponder after watching a film like this: pride, preparation (physical & spiritual), endurance (mental & physical), friendship, sacrifice, self-worth, and forgiveness.

Kirsty

I agree with Bryan - especially when that girl does a Captain Oates in the middle of it. For shame. And then the old man of the sea comes rocking along, like some kind pf aquatic bin lady, with a boat full of plastic bottles and string.

Alice

A great movie. Edge of seat thriller...make sure you have someone to hold. really good acting. Impressive.