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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 ...
Boy
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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Storyline

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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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Deep  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

Much of the film was shot in a tank with bluescreens for effects, still Director Jaume Collet-Serra wanted to avoid the "more stylized look" of similar films using the set-up and estimated that 10% of the film was shot on location in order to "trick" the audience into believing the setting was real. He explains "every scene has one shot that is real and the other 99% is not-but the one real shot tricks you". See more »

Goofs

Sharks don't take things personally. As long as the whale carcass was still around, a great white would have left a human alone. Whale meat is everything great whites need - fat-rich and full of protein. It would have focused on feeding on the whale carcass and pretty much ignored Nancy, who could have made the swim back to shore un-noticed. As it is inferred by Nancy, she has trespassed into the shark's feeding ground, it is no longer about food but about territory. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [timing the shark's swimming] I've got you.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Shallows: When Sharks Attack (2016) See more »

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Trouble
Written by Benjamin Berry and Anita Blay
Performed by Neon Jungle
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd & RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Lonely and Deadly
12 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

The movie is very particular in setting up perimeters and rules. And making it as believable as possible, that in a modern time like this, someone would not be able to call for help (apart from the usual "no service" kind of cheat other movies do when it comes to Cell Phones). And if you buy into it, it works.

There's also the question why Livelys character goes there in the first place. Well even that is explained, so there is no doubt about motive too. What never is explained though, is not where the Shark came from or why it got there, but how it's possible that it's so bloodthirsty! We're talking Jason Vorhees or any other Slasher movie kind of mad. Maybe even more mad than that.

And while you could easily go, well it's a movie, it kind of breaks it's own rules there. Because everything seems logical (explaining mentioned), even the character and her ability to deal with (graphic) wounds ... but not the shark, who is really a monster if you come to think of it. But if you don't care about internal logic, like the view (no pun intended) and the thrill of it, you will have a good (scary) time watching this!


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