Movie Review – Adrift (2018)

Adrift, 2018.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer, Jeffrey Thomas and Elizabeth Hawthorne.


A young couple find themselves forced to battle for survival when the pleasure yacht they are sailing to California is caught in the midst of a horrific storm, leaving them drifting in the Pacific Ocean.

There’s a whole sub-genre of movies built around the idea of people alone – or nearly alone – in boats, stranded in the middle of the ocean. This year, Colin Firth (alone) drifted into insanity in The Mercy and recent years have given us Robert Redford (alone) in All is Lost and Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi. The latest addition to the stranded at sea canon is Adrift, in which it is Shailene Woodley condemned to battle the elements, with only a seriously injured Sam Claflin for company.

The film pitches the audience into the midst of the action,
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