Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and ... See full summary »
A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear.Written by
"Below" and "Beneath" were two titles considered before director Chris Kentis decided on "Open Water". See more »
When Daniel and Susan first submerge, they are still talking to each other despite having regulators in their mouths. See more »
[on his cellphone]
Hey Don. It's Daniel. Listen, don't put the boiler in until I get back. The framing inspection isn't for a couple of weeks, so we've got plenty of time. And I'll check in with you guys in a couple of days, OK? Take care. Bye.
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As the credits roll, a fisherman guts a dead shark. As he sorts through the contents of its stomach, he finds Susan and Daniel's yellow camera. See more »
This is, by far, the worst "movie" (hardly deserves the honor of being called one) I have seen in my life. The setup at the beginning has nothing whatsoever to do with the plot or the rest of the movie, yet it rambles on for what seems like forever. The sex scene, while of course being nothing to complain about, is ridiculous because it is boring and also contributes nothing to the plot. The rest of the movie consists of about 8 minutes of half-baked suspense separated by over an hour of pointless boring filler where the actors are floating in the water, talking about nothing of consequence.
By far the worst part of the movie is the ending. Everyone knows that the only reason for making a film of this type is as a depiction of a triumph of the human spirit in the face of insurmountable odds. To have the actors succumb after not even a full day in the ocean is heartbreaking and ridiculous. Even the big storm talked about turned out to be nothing. I have seen rougher waters in swimming pools before!!
A hainous final insult to the poor couple who had this happen to them in real life. If it even happened in the first place, who is to say since they were never found!!! I can only hope that they have mercy on the filmmakers and forgive them for this atrocity. This movie quite nearly ruined my day, it's only salvation is that it was only an hour and a half long.
How this movie even made it into theaters in the first place is beyond me. What a miserable excuse for film-making. Please do yourself a favor and avoid this movie like the plague.
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