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Plot: Two strangers, both at the end of their rope, suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan.
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I normally love survival and man vs. nature films. I think you can break down events in these kinds of movies into several categories:
*Man vs. Craft – Troubles with the mode of transportation (a small boat in this case) *Man vs. Nature – Troubles with weather, predators, etc. *Man vs. Man – Troubles with the other survivors *Man vs. Potential Rescuers – Often not seen by potential rescuers or they can be hostile
This movie offered up very few interactions within these categories, settling instead for some average dialog.
Another big problem is that the movie failed to make you care about the characters enough to really root for their survival. Also the dialog between the two suddenly became more intimate and personal with no transition to ease the viewer along.
The dialog between the two characters covered some decent ground but was not well-written. The characters will not built out enough for you to sympathize or even fully understand their issues soon enough to cement your interest in their survival.
It’s a shame because survival movies are generally a good watch.
Reasonably well filmed.
Read some Jack London to experience the genre at its peak.
Two guys on a boat trying to deal with life
Depressed young man Mitch (an excellent performance by Sean Astin) and hot-tempered pilot Kelly (well played by Chris Mulkey in a rare meaty lead) find themselves stuck together on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan. The two must work together to keep each other alive.
Director Gil Cates Jr. relates the engrossing story at a deliberate pace, generates a good deal of tension, and maintains a low-key thoughtful tone throughout. Jeff Gendelman’s smart and reflective script offers a poignant and provocative exploration of fate, hope, redemption, and second chances; the bond that develops between these two desperate characters gives this film a winning surplus of real heart and substance. Moreover, Astin and Mulkey do sterling work in their demanding roles. Mimi Rogers lends sturdy support as Kelly’s caring wife Kim. Kudos are also in order for Jeff Russo’s harmonic score and Jimmy Sammarco’s striking cinematography. A nice little sleeper.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Gil Cates Jr.
Writer Jeff Gendelman
Actors Sean Astin, Mimi Rogers, Chris Mulkey
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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