18 Jul 2018

Adrift: a gripping true-life tale with an ending worth the wait (REVIEW)

From At The Movies, 7:33 pm on 18 July 2018

In Adrift, a plucky American adventurer meets a glamourous Englishman in Tahiti, and the pair take up an offer to sail a yacht from Tahiti to California.

What could possibly go wrong?

One of the worst hurricanes on record.

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and New Zealand editor John Gilbert make the story of a couple on a boat drifting to oblivion a gripping film, says Simon Morris.

Adrift has impressive effects, a cunning structure and strong acting from Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Sam Claflin (My Cousin Rachel), Simon says.

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