Movies can be based on real world events or fictional and one thing is certain, as long as it entertain us, we will surely always want to watch more. There is new film today called Adrift directed by Baltasar Kormakur and with this kind of movie, he is quite confident since this is his field. Kormakur has been working movies like 2 Guns and Contraband which are inspired from the different ideas and time, the Adrift movie focuses on human characters, even when they are not in struggle with the environment surrounds them. The said movie is a solid dramatization of real world events which mostly main objective is to show survival drama along with the love story which inspires character in the game to stay alive.
Adrif set in the year 1983 featuring Tami Oldham played by Shailene Woodley, a young lady who started to go on vacation in the world and wishing to venture for a new life. As she was about to go to Tahiti (a very magnificent place), she meets a guy name Richard Sam, a 30 year-old sailor. After a few months of being together, they fall in love with each other. Richard always invites Tami to accompany him in his travel on sea but she was hesitant at first. However, when Tami was hired by a rich couple to operate their expensive boat from Tahiti to California-a journey which is very long and would end up Tami return home, she agreed to go with Richard in the trip.
At the start of the sailing, it was very romantic and very manageable but later the trip turns out to be one of the worst days of her life. When a storm strikes out of nowhere, even though they are doing their best survival idea to make it through, yet, the two ends up crossing into the hurricane and only survive because of luck. While Richard (Sam Claflin) got injured and the ship was damaged and is drifting on the ocean, Tami on the other hand must find courage and strength within in order to survive and to make their ship headed towards the mainland of Hawaii.
Thanks to David Branson Smith who writes the story and it is such huge success. This is a great movie featuring two individuals who are stranded at sea. The narrative structure is great, makes Adrift very compelling to watch and you can see as well the romance and survival thriller in the movie.
The different shifts in time in the movie are heavy from the unfavorable aftermath of the storm and the happy moments which follow later as two individuals must fight for their survival. You get to see tension as well in the scene, a perfect idea design to entice viewers to focus on the movie. The movie as usual shows their flashback moment until they became lovers. This kind of movie is almost out of chance in case it will happen to anybody but guess what, since this is derive from real events, then this is surely happened to anyone in the past. There are movies which can be compared to Adrift, for instance Life of Pi, a movie which features as well a man drifting in the ocean riding a single life raft. This life raft is a vintage one and Pi who is a native Indian from India was drifted away from the boat which sunk in the sea. He thought he is the only living person in the life raft but to his surprise he has some companion the tiger and a monkey. Adrift has different story but still this kind of movie will surely give us best entertainment, especially when the character of this movie almost lost hope and then trying to find courage against the odds and at the end it is a victorious battle for survival.