Adrift

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Fairly routine adventure, adapted by director Baltasar Kormakur from Tami Oldham Ashcraft's (Shailene Woodley) memoir about surviving 41 days on a storm-wrecked yacht in the Pacific. A carefree California girl whose only ambition is to sail the world, in 1983 Tahiti she meets a handsome British yachtsman (Sam Claflin), and they're soon inseparable and planning their wedding. A friend (Jeffrey Thomas) who has to fly to America for an emergency, asks them to sail his yacht to San Diego, a journey of 4,000 miles. In only a matter of days, they fall prey to the full force of Hurricane Raymond, which produces deadly 40-foot waves. Throughout the ordeal that follows, Tami is portrayed as sometimes frustrated, but never paralyzed by terror, and always highly competent at any task. As a result, there's less in the way of peril and more in the way of problems to be solved through quick thinking and action.

Watch out for: Frequent gore, implied cohabitation, a glimpse of upper female and rear nudity, some light sexual banter, fleeting rough language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13

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