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.
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.
Producer: Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, Baltasar Kormákur
Writer: Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, David Branson Smith
Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
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.
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.