Adrift reminded me why I have zero interest or plans on ever crossing any ocean by boat. It amazing to think that the advances in technology we still have people lost at sea and unable to communicate with the rest of the world. Shailene Woodley plays Tami Oldman, a young girl who sets sail for San Diego from somewhere in the south Pacific. Along with boyfriend Richard Sharp (Tom Calfin) these two experienced sailors will embark on one wild ride of waves and heart-break. When I see these movies, two other stories come to mind – Cast Away and All is Lost. Both films were anchored down by established A-List actors who carried a story about survival alone on natures water parks. It is tough to compare them all since they all have different variations of the same situation. No matter the outcome in these situations, I would have been dead after about day one and half. Never mind the fact I would have never survived the storm to begin with. This is based on a true story, so you know people will survive because there would be no story otherwise. There are no words to describe the shere will power it takes to survive, while finding the courage to keep moving forward. My heart never really got into the story because the flashbacks broke up the struggles of the shipwreck. It was an interesting way to tackle the story because of the big twist towards the end, so the flashbacks did serve a purpose. I honestly don’t know if they shot the movie from start to finish in the proper way how it would have turned out, and if it would have effected us any different. Because of all that, I stayed in the middle with my feelings and you may too. 5/10

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