Adrift Review

Adrift, a movie based on true events that happened in 1983 was released in theaters on June 1st, 2018. The movie stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin with most of the scenes being just both of them at sea. The movie trailer seemed pretty intense, so I was excited to see this movie. Very happy that I did because it lived up to my high expectations.

The movie is about a young couple, Tami Oldman and Richard Sharp encountering a dangerous hurricane and their fight to survive while sailing on the pacific ocean.  Richard is badly hurt after falling into the ocean and Tami takes care of him while also trying to gather food for them to eat to stay alive so that they can reach Hawaii. Most of the movie is centered around Tami breaking down about their unfortunate situation and looking for creative ways to keep them both alive. Ofcourse, there was the unexpected twist that Tami had been hallucinating the whole time and Richard never made it back to the boat after he fell out at the beginning of the hurricane. After Tami decides to let go of Richard, the hurricane finally comes to an end and she is found by the sea patrol and taken to safety.

Shailene Woodley did a great job playing the role of Tami Oldman. Her emotion could be felt during her scenes and it made the movie very emotional and intense at the same time. I liked the twist in the movie, but I think it could have been executed in a better way. At first, it takes sometime to actually realize that she had been hallucinating and by the time it all unfolds, the emotional connection is almost totally lost. But ofcourse, Woodley has a way of bringing back those emotions with her acting skills. I really liked how they showed the woman that survived the tragic event at the end, as that was a great way of ending the movie.

I would rate this movie a 7/10.

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