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Starring Shailene Woodley (The Divergent series and Big Little Lies) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You and The Hunger Games films), Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, who sailed directly into one of the most devastating hurricanes in history while en route from Tahiti to San Diego. When Tami comes to after the storm, she finds their boat seemingly beyond repair and Richard badly injured. Nowhere near land and entirely off the grid, Tami must do everything she can to save herself and the man she loves.
- Shailene Woodley
- Sam Claflin
- Grace Palmer
- Jeffrey Thomas
- Elizabeth Hawthorne
- Tami Ashcraft
- Zac Beresford
- Siale Tunoka
- Luna Campbell
Did You Know?
- This film marks the fifth time Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller have starred in a movie together. The first was when they starred in The Spectacular Now and then the Divergent trilogy.
- The boat is sailing east from Tahiti to San Diego and Richard and Tami are sitting in the front of the boat admiring the sunset. They would obviously have to be sailing west to do that.
- [from trailer]
- Tami Oldham: What's it like sailing out there on your own?
- Richard Sharp: Miserable.
Atom User Reviews
for a pg13 film, nudity was not expected or needed. definitely going to rethink taking kids to find that are pg13 now. first we have pedophile show dogs... disturbing. and nudity in apg13 flick. disappointed.
I didn’t like how they made the movies back and forth
You can consume only so much gooey romanticism before someone gets seasick, and it’s precisely the soggy love story at the center of Adrift — a survival-at-sea adventure directed by the estimable Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur — that prevents this storm-tossed vehicle from achieving maximum upthrust.
If the part of the film devoted to endurance lacks the harrowing power of, say, 2013's All Is Lost, it at least gives Woodley the opportunity to convincingly sink her teeth into a plum dramatic lead role as a young woman fighting fiercely against the forces of nature (instead of a dystopian civilization).
Director Baltasar Kormákur makes good use of location filming on the open waters, giving this melodramatic tale a dose of realism, but this true story is never as harrowing as the subject matter would suggest. Blame it on a misjudged narrative device and Adrift’s generally adolescent approach to relationships and maritime emergencies.