5.1/10
14,558
163 user 92 critic

Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director:

Writers:

, (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,897 ( 590)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open Water (2003)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein
The Reef (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki
Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show, take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Rascionato
Stars: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill
Black Water (2007)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki
Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda
Frozen I (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

3 skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers
Bait III (2012)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts
Adrift I (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

To quell their boredom, three Brooklyn teenagers play an asphyxiation game, in which their unconscious dreams reveal a loss of innocence as well as their relationships with one another.

Director: Nadia Bedzhanova
Stars: Kimbra Lo, Zhora Nadtochniy, Cameron Ritchie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Amy
...
Niklaus Lange ...
...
...
...
Dan
...
Amy's Father
Alexandra Raach ...
Alfred Cuschieri ...
Old Fisherman
...
Erica - Zach's Sister (voice)
Mattea Gabarretta ...
Baby Sara
Luca Gabaretta ...
Baby Sara
Christine Spasojevic ...
Party Boat Girl
Dawn Frendo ...
Party Boat Girl
Charlie Formosa ...
Fisherman / Busstop
Edit

Storyline

Amy, her husband James and their baby Sarah travel to Mexico to sail in the yacht of their reckless friend Dan with their common friends Zach and Lauren and celebrate the thirtieth birthday of Zach. They are introduced to Dan's girlfriend Michelle and they drink and recall moments of their past while navigating. Miles away from the shore, Michelle suggest to stop the yacht and swim in the calm water. Amy stays in the boat since she has a childhood trauma with ocean and Dan stays with her. Later, the irresponsible Dan pushes Amy overboard, falling with her in a prank. Once in the water, the group realizes that Dan forgot to put the embarkation ladder and the freeboard makes impossible to climb to the main deck of the yacht. With the baby alone in the boat and stranded in the open sea, they panic and their desperation lead them to a tragic fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

yacht | water | boat | baby | survival | See All (76) »

Taglines:

In the water no one can hear you scream. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 August 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Open Water 2: Adrift  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£337,718 (UK) (3 September 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character and motivations of "Dan" were based off of childhood struggles of director Hans Horn and the fact that he was generally seen taking alone time in public swimming pools. This is the basis of the pivotal scenes in the movie where Dan is seen wading merely feet from his comrades, as Horn was known to frequently do. See more »

Goofs

At 1hr 2min 30 seconds into the film, a female character is floating face-up in the water. In the context of the story, she is supposed to be entirely nude. However, the camera inadvertently shows the skin-colored modesty patch that the actress is using to cover her right nipple. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: [off-screen] Still recording?
Dan: [off-screen] Yeah.
Amy: [off-screen] Alright.
Dan: [off-screen] Alright, 'kay, can we clear this area please! See that. I talk, people listen.
Dan: [video footage / Dan is behind the camera] Hi babe.
Amy: Hi babe.
Dan: How are you.
Amy: I'm good. How are you?
Dan: I'm good. You having fun?
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Flipper (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Love To Blame
Written by Stephan L. Groth
Performed by Apoptygma Berzerk
Taken from the album "You and Me Against The World"
Courtesy of Gun Records
Published by Dead Man Moving
[Played during end credits]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: Adrift
3 February 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

The original Open Water had a couple stranded in the high seas when they went deep sea diving, and somehow missed the boat, literally, thereby being stranded in the middle of nowhere. The formula is now repeated in Open Water 2: Adrift (just called Adrift here probably to disassociate itself from being a "sequel of sorts" movie), with the number of couples increased threefold.

But I can't judge which is better, having not watched the original. Adrift though seemed decent enough, with human nature for self-preservation portrayed so starkly on screen, it's scary. And having to bump up the number of those in trouble, allows for different views and types of people (read: caricatures at times) to be showcased. Each cast member have certain strengths, and some just have total negativity built into them, for contrast purposes.

The setup is simple and we waste no time in being introduced to our characters, almost all of whom are high school friends, and gathered together to celebrate one of their 30th birthday. They go on a weekend cruise on a luxurious yacht, and it's party, party, party, enjoying the finer things in life. Until they decide to go swimming in the sea, did they realize that hey, did someone lower the ladder on board? Otherwise, how are they going to get back to the deck? It's down to the adage of looking before you leap, and that danger lurks when you're enjoying yourself so much, that common sense, precautions and safety get thrown in the wind.

And when the severity of the problem surfaces, what do you do? Are you the leader, the thinker, the whiner or the quitter? When everything is fine and dandy, everyone knows how to enjoy to the max. But when there's an issue at hand, do you begin to point your finger at everyone else, or help to think of a solution? And when all seems lost, do you give up, or try, try again? The characters partake in exhibiting some of these traits at different points, and with time running out, and dehydration, paranoia and hysteria slowing creeping in, you'd wonder how long they'll last.

It's human nature to instinctively try and survive, and watching the characters on screen do just that in spite of impossible odds, just makes your heart pound faster as you think - what would you do if you're caught in the same situation? Would you bitch slap the complainer? Would you follow instructions to a T? Would you give ideas and shut up when it doesn't work? And when all seems lost, what would you do?

Supposedly based on true events, this story might have its plot holes at certain times when you think, hey they should have done this or that, but I'd suggest to hold onto your train of thoughts, until a key revelation is made, to which you may nod in agreement why it happened the way it did, and that shake in disbelief when you think that when it comes to life and death, material things should be sacrificed first, and facing the music is just part of the inevitable consequence.


57 of 83 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?