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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niklaus Lange ...
Amy's Father
Alexandra Raach ...
Amy as a Little Girl
Alfred Cuschieri ...
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


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

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Release Date:

10 August 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Open Water 2: Adrift  »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Promotional posters claim the film is based on actual events. See more »


When Amy is putting the baby to sleep before they all end up in the water, the baby has almost no hair. When the camera cuts to the sleeping baby, she has a full head of curly hair. It's clearly not the same baby. See more »


[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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Frère Jacques
Traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Richard Speight Jr. and Susan May Pratt
[Sung to quiet baby in car]
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Bad, drawn out movie with zero class and style
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

On a Tuesday, we went to go for a sneak preview at the local cinema. From some sources, we got the information that the movie we were about to see could be Adrift - Open Water 2. Having taking a look at the IMDb score it had received, we were basically hoping the information we got was incorrect and we'd see something nice like Fearless instead.

But no. It was, in fact, Open Water 2. And boy, was it bad. It's probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

The plot is known, I'm not getting into that. Let's get to what's good about this movie.

OK. That was the good part about the movie. Now let's get to what was bad.

First, this movie lacks depth, character growth and pacing. It would have already been much better, had these things been present in the movie. But they are not. On the contrary, it's almost as if the director wanted to make the worst movie of the year. Scenes are drawn out like you wouldn't believe. Sometimes the movie goes into slow motion. Taking into account the awful pace of this flick, it's as if the movie just comes to complete halts at these points. It's like you're watching a computer game at 10 frames per second.

The characters are ridiculous and make the worst decisions one could make. Leaving the boat without having a way to get back on it? OK, that's stupid but not a bad or unbelievable way to start a movie per sé. It's the way the characters go about the things they do and the awful dialogues are presented to the viewer that makes this movie horrific. Especially look out for things like "We need to get him to a hospital as soon as possible!" and the prayer the stereotype dumb blonde chick says. It's just... so dead wrong.

It's the way the annoying baby is constantly screaming while the point has long been made. It's the way they lose what little equipment they have. So incredibly silly and foolish you wouldn't believe.

What furthermore kills this movie, is how the characters aren't interesting. They are boring, and some are downright annoying. The way they deal with the situation they're in, just has to be a joke.

Also, the way they are supposed to struggle with the water and the fact of being lost is totally, well, lost on the viewer. The director tried to make this work by having the idiots say stuff like "Ooah I can't feel my legs anymore" and ... Well that's basically all the director uses to compensate for lack of involvement and drama. Just "Ooah, I can't feel my legs/feet/arms/(insert whatever suits you)".

And then, the camera zooms out. Shot of the boat. The camera zooms in. "Oah, I can't feel my legs anymore". The camera zooms out. Minutes later. The camera zooms in again. "This is all your fault" - some guy dies in some kind of silly way. Camera zooms out again. And in. Etc.

Damn what a bad movie. It's not even fun to watch how bad it is. Good horror B movies are fun for the crappiness factor. This movie is just a 100% piece of junk.

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