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Adrift

  • 2018
  • PG-13
  • 105min
  • 70%
  • 6.6 / 10

Not knowing their sea adventure would turn into a struggle for survival, Tami and Richard decide to accept a job sailing a 44-foot yacht from Tahiti to San Diego. When a devastating storm hits the ocean and leaves Richard unconscious, Tami must summon up all her strength and courage to save herself and the love of her life from the ordeal that has befallen them.

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STX Entertainment bought the rights to Adrift in February 2017, with Shailene Woodley and Baltasar Kormákur attached as the lead role and the director respectively. In April 2017, Miles Teller entered the project to join Woodley in the lead cast, but he had to drop the role due to scheduling conflicts. STX Entertainment released the film on June 1, 2018, in the U.S. Adrift earned a total gross of $60 million against a production budget of $35 million. In the U.S. and in Canada, the film was released alongside Action Point and Upgrade. Adrift generally received mixed reviews. Many critics specifically praised Woodley’s gripping performance and the film’s stunning cinematography but noted the narrative semblance to Titanic, The Perfect Storm, and Waterworld. At the People’s Choice Awards, Adrift and Woodley were shortlisted for Drama Movie of 2018 and Drama Movie Star of 2018 respectively.

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Adrift is a 2018 American romantic drama film based on the heartbreaking true story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp as they set out on a voyage across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego, only to be ambushed by one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in 1983. It was produced and directed by Baltasar Kormákur from a screenplay written by David Branson Smith, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell. It stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin in the lead roles. They are joined by Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, and Grace Palmer in supporting roles.