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Adrift (2018)

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A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

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Baltasar Kormákur

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Aaron Kandell (screenplay by), Jordan Kandell (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shailene Woodley ... Tami Oldham
Sam Claflin ... Richard Sharp
Jeffrey Thomas ... Peter Crompton
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Christine Crompton
Grace Palmer ... Deb
Tami Ashcraft ... Tami Ashcraft
Siale Tunoka Siale Tunoka ... Customs Agent
Kael Damlamian Kael Damlamian ... Smiley
Lei-Ming Caine Lei-Ming Caine ... Outrigger Girl
Neil Andrea ... Crewman
Apakuki Nalawa Apakuki Nalawa ... Musician
Tim Solomon Tim Solomon ... Musician
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Storyline

Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love. Written by STXfilms

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Based on the incredible true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Iceland | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrift See more »

Filming Locations:

Suva, Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,603,039, 3 June 2018

Gross USA:

$31,445,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,945,012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shailene Woodley's boyfriend Ben Volavola is an international rugby football player from Fiji where the film was shot on location. See more »

Goofs

During a scene when Tami and Richard are watching a sunset, Tami references Bob Ross when poking fun at Richard. However given her time traveling overseas from 78-83 this couldn't have been a pop reference she knew. See Bob Ross's Joy of Painting was in production from 1983-1994, Season 1 ran from Jan 11th - Mar 29th 1983 and Season 2 ran from Aug 31st - Nov 23 1983. The first season of The Joy of Painting aired on many PBS stations across the east coast, but the audience was small. It ended up moving to a new home on public television. This time, at WIPB in Muncie, Indiana. Their initial trip would take them back to her home in San Diego and be home by October. Given these factors it's highly unlikely anyone on that side of the world would have heard of a new (low viewership) show that was Broadcast by non-commercial public television stations. See more »

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[first lines]
[repeated line]
Tami Oldham: Richard?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits it says. "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Adrift' (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Old Fashioned
Written by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer
Performed by John Coltrane
Courtesy of Blue Note Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Story of Love and Survival
19 August 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The free spirit American drifter Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) arrives in Tahiti and finds a job at the marina. When she meets the British sailor Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin), they immediately fall in love with each other. They stumble upon Richard´s old friends and they offer ten thousand dollars plus first class air tickets for them to sail their sailing ship to San Diego. Richard and Tami accept the offer but along their journey, there is a storm that throws Richard in the sea and wreaks the vessel. Tami rescues Richard from the water and they fight to survive while the vessel is adrift. Will they survive?

"Adrift" is a good film with a story of love and survival. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin show great chemistry and wonderful performances. The screenplay entwining past and present keeps the interest in the film until the very end with an unexpected plot point. The direction and the special effects are magnificent, giving the sensation that the sailing ship is crossing a storm indeed. The camera work is also impressive shooting in small spaces with perfect edition. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Vidas à Deriva" ("Adrift Lives")


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