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The odds of surviving 13 classic 'lost at sea' movies
Based on a true story and set in , the film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a couple who are stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane , and must find their way to Hawaii with a damaged boat and no radio. Adrift was released in the United States on June 1, by STXfilms and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Woodley's performance and the cinematography but criticized the familiar narrative. Tami screams in anguish and it is revealed that she is all alone, with no ships or land in sight. Five months before the hurricane, Tami arrives in Tahiti on board the schooner Sofia and meets Richard Sharp, a British sailor. Richard invites Tami for dinner aboard his boat Mayaluga.
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In honor of her heroism and harrowing story, I tried to put myself in her terrible, waterlogged shoes. First, I know nothing about sailing. Tami had no chance of rescue and needed to sail herself to safety. I would never be able to do that, with or without Sam Claflin as a love interest. If I remember correctly, Pi survives mainly by cowering in a minature raft he floats on to hide from the tiger.
Martin Sheen starred in a made-for-television remake in Rough seas, raw skin, rations and lots and lots of rowing. Released in , a big year for lost-at-sea survival films, this Canadian import from director Shandi Mitchell about six men fighting for their lives in the North Atlantic takes a decidedly different approach than its peers, focusing more on storytelling than gimmicks and special effects. While it technically is a movie about being set adrift in the middle of the great blue nowhere — the plot involves a polytheistic Indian teen who, following a shipwreck that claims the lives of his entire family, becomes stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific for days in the company of a ravenous Bengal tiger named Richard Parker — the ocean-bound setting is more or less a vehicle for feel-goody musings on faith, spirituality and the power of storytelling. The phosphorescent whale breach scene is worth the price of admission alone. Seriously, never before in cinema history has a luxury cruise liner been quite so nightmarish.