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Want to see. Super Reviewer. View All Videos 2. View All Photos Movie Info. Tami Oldham Woodley and Richard Sharp Claflin couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. 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. ADRIFT is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love. PG for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements. Drama , Romance.
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Aug 21, Shailene Woodley as Tami Oldham. Sam Claflin as Richard Sharp. Jeffrey Thomas as Peter. Elizabeth Hawthorne as Christine. Grace Palmer as Deb. Tami Ashcraft.
Kael Damlamian as Smiley. Luna Campbell as Tahitian Padler. Marisiale Tunoka as Customs Agent.
Lei-Ming Caine as Outrigger Girl. Apakuki Nalawa as Musician. Tim Solomon as Musician. Adrift Gets There Eventually. Jun 29, Rating: 3. Jun 27, Full Review…. Jul 18, Rating: 2.
Jul 16, Rating: 2. View All Critic Reviews May 29, A truly exceptional story of survival. Shailene Woodley's performance moved me to tears. Aldo G Super Reviewer. Dec 10, To properly assess Adrift, the latest lost in the wild adventure, it would seem the most logical thing to do is compare it to that of the wave of recent films with similar premises and or ideas with the main objective being to determine whether or not it does anything different or at least attempts to bring new ideas or layers to the experience.
Fortunately, it still works no matter your disposition thus leaving the overall impression the film leaves to once again rely on how effectively what we as an audience have been trained to know is coming is conveyed. Philip P Super Reviewer. Jun 04, It's one part survival-at-sea drama, one part relationship drama, and you get an equal slice of both until an unforeseen ending explains why the narrative was so divided.
Based on a true story, Adrift tells the journey and survival of a couple Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin lost at sea for 41 days after getting too close to a hurricane. Woodley takes the lead to fix the sailboat, gather supplies, tend to the grievous injuries of her boyfriend, and plot their treacherous path to Hawaii. If they're off just a few degrees, it will be life and death.
The survival half is viscerally entertaining and steady with its details, allowing the audience to get comfortable in following the steps and reasons. The camerawork by director Baltasar Kormakur Everest is sweeping and methodical, pulling us into the danger and isolation while creating a sterling sense of verisimilitude. The screenplay vacillates between the present and past, supplying flashbacks to fill out the romantic relationship. It's a smart move because it allows us to immediately get into the stakes of survival while also finding room to develop the characters in a more normal setting.
Plus it also makes more sense by the Tully-esque end.
This is pretty much Woodley's HBO's Big Little Lies show; her secondary co-star might as well be her nipples poking through her character's swimwear and tops. As readers may know, I'm a big fan of Woodley and the naturalism she brings to her performances, and Adrift is no exception. She can say so much through her smiles. She's a great anchor for a storyteller. Ultimately, Adrift is a survival drama that takes a while to get going but leaves a favorable impression thanks to the acting and technical merits.
Nate's Grade: B. Nate Z Super Reviewer. See all Audience reviews. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
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Richard, a genuinely decent man who loves Tami and regrets getting her mixed up in this mess, does his best to offer his future wife some words of hope and encouragement, often talking her through the best moments of their brief romance. When the camera tilts back up to where Richard was lying down, his body is gone. It was never really there. Cue the coffee cup dropping to the ground in slow-motion and shattering all over the floor.
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In truth, Richard Sharp drowned at sea when a massive storm set upon the boat that he was sailing across the Pacific with his fiancee, leaving Tami Oldham to fend for herself.