An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
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
This movie marked Blake Lively's second star (not co-starring) billing. The Age of Adaline (2015) was her first. See more »
Nancy ignites a plume of whale oil coming off the dead whale with the signal flare. However blubber has to be boiled in order to release whale oil. It isn't naturally in a liquid state, and wouldn't leak out of the whale, into the water. See more »
Go see it and leave your opinions at home. I felt there was not one single scene where I thought "Yeah. that was a cheesy shark effect". Quite a few "jump out of your seat" moments that makes this a really intense and entertaining movie. You spend a lot of time scanning the water behind Nancy for a clue of where the shark might be. If you like adventure, suspense, and horror, this is the movie to see this weekend! Blake Lively played the part of Nancy well, and you suffer along with every drop of blood she loses. I haven't had such a good time at the movies in a long time. It came out one day early at the local cinema, and I just had to see it. Very real and believable special effects makes this the shark movie that now sets the bar for all other shark movies. I rated it 8 out of 10, because of a few plot holes that could have been patched fairly easy, but were overlooked. This movie shows what can be done with a good special effects team and the attention to detail that sets this movie apart from others released over the past few years. If this movie causes a resurgence of animal attack movies I for one am ready for the ride, because if they are as well done as "The Shallows" I will have a reason to see things on the big screen instead of waiting for the DVD.
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