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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Carlos
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Surfer
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Dad
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Chloe
Pablo Calva ...
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Diego Espejel ...
Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ...
Mom
Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
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Young Mom
Sully Seagull ...
Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Not just another day at the beach. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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In the Deep  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,800,868 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$55,121,623 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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Blake Lively was partly inspired by her husband Ryan Reynolds work in the similarly minimalist film Buried (2010), stating "that was one of the reasons why I wanted to take on this movie so much, because I know how tough that was for him and how rewarding it was." See more »

Goofs

There are a few moments in the film where the shark can be heard growling or snarling, sharks have no vocal chords or lungs to make such sounds. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [shoot's flare gun at shark] Fuck you.
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Crazy Credits

As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

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Featured in Finding the Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island (2016) See more »

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El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Blake Lively carries this film
19 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer for. Ever since he made Jaws in 1975 there have been countless attempts on the big screen to emulate that film and all have failed. Some have been excruciatingly bad but thankfully The Shallows isn't one of those. This is the story of Nancy who travels to a secluded beach to surf . While in the water , she is hunted by a great white shark and finds herself stranded on a rock with the tide going out . Wounded and with time running out she battles to get away from the shark. Probably the best thing about this film is performance of Blake Lively. She definitely carries this film. The action is pretty good although totally predictable and it looks great up until the use of CGI underwater when it starts to look like a scene from a Sharks Tale. At a pleasant running time of 84 minutes , The Shallows is good bit of escapism but like every other shark film , it's no Jaws.


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