Run time: 99 Mins
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Cast: Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley
Synopsis: A true story of survival, as a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
ADRIFT is directed by BALTASAR KORMÁKUR [Everest (2015), 2 Guns (2013), The Deep (2012)] and is adapted from the book by Tami Oldham ‘Red Sky in Mourning: The True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea’
Based on a true story and set in 1983, the film stars Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies, TV 2017; Allegiant (2016); Insurgent (2015) Divergent (2014) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games (2013); Me Before You (2016); Snow White (2012) as a couple who are stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the aftermath of a hurricane, needing to find their way to Hawaii with a damaged ship and no radio.
Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) are two young people whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to a fight for survival. Setting off on the journey of 6,500 km (3,500 nmi) of delivery passage of the 44 ft (13 m) yacht Hazana from Tahiti to San Diego in 1983 they sailed directly into Hurricane Raymond. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.
The film boasts completely convincing performance from Woodley who has good chemistry with Claflin and beautiful cinematography Robert Richardson, Adrift is a solid drama with an unexpected twist in the tail and an attention to detail which ensures that we never forget the gut-wrenching terror, dread and suspense.
ADRIFT is an unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable power of love.
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