Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits ... See full summary »
Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. Written by
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The DeHaviland Beaver used in the film is the exact same one used in the production of The Edge (1997). It crashed in both movies. See more »
While overlooking the coastline high atop a cliff, Quinn is talking to Robin and you can see a tour helicopter flying behind him. The coastline they are overlooking is the Napali Coast which is a popular destination for tour helicopters on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii See more »
[after using their only flare and hitting a palm tree with it]
Oh no! Oh uh oh! Oh nuts!
[waking up still partly drunk]
What the...? What the hell did you do? You wasted our only god damned flare to shoot a god damned palm tree?
I wouldn't have shot the god damned tree if you hadn't rolled into me. I was trying to signal the god damned plane.
What god damned plane?
[points to a commercial airliner in the sky]
That god damned plane.
That god damned plane? That's a commercial airliner! It's 5 miles ...
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The DVD has the credits listed in French; after you go to the first second of chapter 3, and then go back, the credits are suddenly in English. See more »
I can't help myself when it comes to Harrison Ford...
I rented this a few days ago having discovered it was a Harrison Ford movie I somehow missed. Even though I'm a big fan of his, I really didn't expect much based on the jacket description. But, Eureka! I was completely charmed by this movie. Ford has a very low key way of delivering comedy and when you see a manly man like him being funny, it is all the more hilarious. Anne Heche is captivating as the gamin New York fashion sophisticate who happens to be very smart & sassy but grounded. She also has a tremendous flair for comedy and she plays off Ford in a grand way that Melanie Griffith couldn't even dream about doing in Working Girl. Griffith sleepwalked through that script whereas Heche embraces her character fully.
There is a very unique thing that happens in this film that we don't see very often and that is how the romantic chemistry builds between the lead characters. It is as natural as the flora and fauna of the island they are trapped on - rather randomly and sometimes awkwardly taking root - and I give a lot of credit to Reitman for capturing this feeling between Ford & Heche. With most films like this, the leads either hop into bed right away and then sort out their differences, or there is no indication of increasing mutual affection until the last 10 minutes when someone slaps their forehead and a light goes on. In this movie, you see so many small moments when one character is creeping into the heart of the other. Despite this, it never gets sappy.
I'd rate this movie as a 7 but am giving it an 8 to try to raise its overall score. It's a very, very good romantic comedy with a funny script, witty direction, great tropical locales, and an eclectic but engaging supporting cast.
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