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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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Hany Abu-Assad

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Kate Winslet ... Alex Martin
Idris Elba ... Ben Bass
Beau Bridges ... Walter
Dermot Mulroney ... Mark
Linda Sorensen ... Pamela
Vincent Gale ... Airline Customer Service
Marci T. House ... Airline Rep
Dania Nassar Dania Nassar ... Female Patient (Mrs. Qabbani)
Lee Majdoub ... Translator
Andres Joseph ... Dinner Guest
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Nurse
Bethany Brown ... New York Waiter
Orval Roberts Orval Roberts ... Logging Truck Driver
Raleigh Raleigh ... Dog
Austin Austin ... Dog
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Storyline

After their flight is canceled due to stormy weather, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin hire private pilot Walter to get them to Denver for connecting flights to Alex's wedding in New York and Ben's emergency surgery appointment in Baltimore. Walter, who has not filed a flight plan, suffers a fatal stroke mid-flight, and the plane crashes on a mountaintop in the High Uintas Wilderness. Ben, Alex, and Walter's dog survive the crash with various injuries..

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What if your life depended on a stranger?


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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The trailer was meant to release at the end of April 2017, but was delayed. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Ben is at the Ticket Counter the Agent tells him all flights are canceled due to weather. But when he and Alex are heading over to the charter airlines you see a Commercial airliner taxing. If Commercial flights would have been canceled, they would not take Private aircraft up. See more »

Quotes

Alex Martin: I am getting used to the cold, though.
Ben Bass: Yeah.
Alex Martin: Which is weird.
Ben Bass: Yeah, well, your body... your body's acclimatizing. It's quite ingenious, what God did. Your body sort of figures it out.
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Time Go
Written by Jesse Nolan
Performed by Caught a Ghost
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Gorgeous cinematography and a cute dog.
10 October 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Two factors save The Mountain Between Us from romantic oblivion: Breathtaking cinematography (Mandy Walker) and two fine actors, Idris Elba as Ben and Kate Winslet as Alex. They are lost in the cold snow somewhere in the mountains of Idaho or Colorado after a small plane accident, but fortunately he's a neurosurgeon and she's a plucky photographer. Lucky about his medical skills.

If Nicholas Sparks could do lost in the snow, then he could have written this rather trite and predictable romance. Why wouldn't they fall in love with no one else around and such attractive people to boot? That they both are vulnerable becomes obvious; that they will fall in love is a given of the genre and maybe of survival itself when there's no one else around.

Lest I forget, a lovable dog also is a tie to bind. To be fair, director Hany Abu-Assad and his writers J.Mills Goodloe and Chris Weitz keep the real romance from happening through at least half the film. During that blessed time we can enjoy the spectacle and the survival techniques. Always with the thought of what we would do in those circumstances.

More outrageous than the clichéd circumstance is the fact that she needs medical help consistently where he just needs it toward the end. Why then does the old trope of the damsel in distress come to mind? Why not,in a film shameless with tear jerking.

He just lost his wife, and she doesn't seem overly joyed about her impending wedding and her husband, Mark (Dermot Mulroney). So you know what's going to happen right to the end.

I am happy to see Canada so beautifully captured on the screen. As for me, I felt captured in a melodramatic survival story from which I needed rescue.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,551,336, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$30,348,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,832,209
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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