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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford
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Cast

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Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ...
Surfer
Joseph Salas ...
Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
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Dad
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Pablo Calva ...
Boy
Diego Espejel ...
Janelle Bailey ...
Mom
Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ...
Sully Seagull ...
Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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Storyline

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Deep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,800,868, 26 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,121,623, 25 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,850,939, 4 August 2016
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Trivia

The crab that Nancy crushes while on her rock is CGI, although the crushed crab she attempts to eat is real. Blake Lively's reactions of disgust are genuine as Director Jaume Collet Serra states "we're not allowed to harm any animal, so there were no live crabs, but we did send our art department out in the mornings to go find crabs that had died naturally on the beaches, so there's a couple of those in there." See more »

Goofs

The bay is tidal and yet neither the whale, helmet, surf board or anything else drift from their positions. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [to surfer's] GET OUT OF THE WATER, SHARK!
Surfer #1Surfer #2: It's okay, no sharks come here.
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Crazy Credits

As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Bird Set Free
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin)
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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For the most part, riveting
23 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have a couple of issues with this film (occasionally too much CGI, and a weird ending) but for the majority of its brief, 86-minutes-long run, this is a riveting film, exquisitely filmed in the Gold Coast of Australia, about a survivor of a shark attack clinging to life, figuratively and literally, on the side of a rock 200 feet from shore, with the shark still circling the waters.

Normally watered down PG13-rating gives way to some surprisingly grisly bursts of gore, as she tries to suture her wounds with makeshift surgical tools, and a couple of brutal attack scenes.

The film makes the most of a small cast, and Blake Lively carries the film almost entirely herself, spending at least two thirds of the film completely isolated. Well, she's not completely alone, she also has Steven "Sully" Seagull, as himself.


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