Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
News anchor reported Baker Dill was awarded a Purple Heart for "gallantry"; a Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed in action. See more »
[on a quiet still ocean]
Do you see that, captain?
Yeah. I see him. Alright, what do you think man? Do you think the beast is close? What do you say, Duke?
He's down there somewhere. Making up his damn mind.
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Zydeco et Pas Sale
Written and Performed by Clifton Chenier
Published by BMG Bumblebee (BMI) on behalf of Tradition Music Co. and Flat Town Music (BMI)
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This is what you get when mixing genres ineptly
I agree with the previous reviewers: until the twist occurs the movie does well. McConaughey is always great to watch and is very convincing. The "Old man and the sea" premise is also passable, as is Anne Hathaway. But after the twist the movie becomes a mess. The result is mediocre at best. Not a good drama, not a good thriller, and so-so mystery/fantasy. I only recommend it to the fans of Matthew McConaughey, otherwise, save your time.
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