Review: Based on a true story of two sailors who set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego. Little did they know or anticipate that they were going to face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Richard gets badly injured and it is now her determination to save herself and him.
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grace Palmer, Tami Ashcraft and Neil Andrea
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama and Romance
Adapted from Tami Ashcraft’s book called “Red Sky in Mourning: The True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.” Woodley stars and is also the producer of this film. I thought she was fantastic and also Sam Claflin. By the picture of the front cover and the description it is obvious what you are letting yourself in for. Over 90% of this movie was filmed at sea. Some days they began at 4 a.m including a two-hour boat ride from land. Sometimes a daily shoot could last up to 12 hours, with no land in sight. This did remind me of the film All is Lost (2013). I really had a sense and feel that they really were lost at sea. Miles Teller was attached to star in this film but ended up dropping out and was replaced by Sam Claflin. If this was ever shown in the cinema, I am very glad that I didn’t see it on a big screen as I don’t know whether I could have coped so well. There were times where I felt really tense and sea sick.