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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

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Amy
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Niklaus Lange ...
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Dan
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Amy's Father
Alexandra Raach ...
Alfred Cuschieri ...
Old Fisherman
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Erica - Zach's Sister (voice)
Mattea Gabarretta ...
Baby Sara
Luca Gabaretta ...
Baby Sara
Christine Spasojevic ...
Party Boat Girl
Dawn Frendo ...
Party Boat Girl
Charlie Formosa ...
Fisherman / Busstop
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Storyline

Amy, her husband James and their baby Sarah travel to Mexico to sail in the yacht of their reckless friend Dan with their common friends Zach and Lauren and celebrate the thirtieth birthday of Zach. They are introduced to Dan's girlfriend Michelle and they drink and recall moments of their past while navigating. Miles away from the shore, Michelle suggest to stop the yacht and swim in the calm water. Amy stays in the boat since she has a childhood trauma with ocean and Dan stays with her. Later, the irresponsible Dan pushes Amy overboard, falling with her in a prank. Once in the water, the group realizes that Dan forgot to put the embarkation ladder and the freeboard makes impossible to climb to the main deck of the yacht. With the baby alone in the boat and stranded in the open sea, they panic and their desperation lead them to a tragic fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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yacht | water | boat | baby | survival | See All (76) »

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Fatigue. Hypothermia. Death. See more »


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Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£337,718 (UK) (1 September 2006)
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Trivia

The character and motivations of "Dan" were based off of childhood struggles of director Hans Horn and the fact that he was generally seen taking alone time in public swimming pools. This is the basis of the pivotal scenes in the movie where Dan is seen wading merely feet from his comrades, as Horn was known to frequently do. See more »

Goofs

At 1hr 2min 30 seconds into the film, a female character is floating face-up in the water. In the context of the story, she is supposed to be entirely nude. However, the camera inadvertently shows the skin-colored modesty patch that the actress is using to cover her right nipple. See more »

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[first lines]
Amy: [off-screen] Still recording?
Dan: [off-screen] Yeah.
Amy: [off-screen] Alright.
Dan: [off-screen] Alright, 'kay, can we clear this area please! See that. I talk, people listen.
Dan: [video footage / Dan is behind the camera] Hi babe.
Amy: Hi babe.
Dan: How are you.
Amy: I'm good. How are you?
Dan: I'm good. You having fun?
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References Flipper (1964) See more »

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Frère Jacques
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Traditional nursery rhyme
[Played by teddy bear and during end credits]
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Very good but confusing ending....
20 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the start I was glued to the screen. The acting was good and believable and the plot was tense. Okay the plot may seem a bit dumb I hear you say, after all who forgets to put the ladder on their yacht down before jumping in the ocean, but hey apparently it'a a true story.

Basically the whole film is based around these guys and girls stuck in the ocean 'cos some moron forgot to put the ladder down before they all jumped in. One by one they get bumped off by a bump on the head, a knife wound, etc etc. I found myself thinking why doesn't one of them just lend one of the other members of the team their shoulders to 'bunk them up' so to speak so they can get up on to the deck.

It does seem to have minor influence from Dead Calm, but it's a much lower budget film I'm sure. The ending is confusing as hell. Are they all dead or not? I don't think the film maker intended to confuse us viewers, more likely he got stuck for a good ending and so made something that is not clearly defined and is rather disappointing.

Not a bad film but the ending really disappoints and confuses. Your mind will be boggling for days. I would suggest watching Saw instead.


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