A true romantic story with a touch of survival epic. I should probably have paid more attention to the trailer and the poster because I quickly learned this film was not your next ‘Castaway’ once the couples over 50 started filtering in.
There are several ways this story could have been told and while not a complete bore, surely the director could have skipped a few of the touchy-feely scenes and got straight to the action. I mean there wasn’t even a proper sex scene! Half a starz extra though for acceptable performances, despite my desperate urge to blast Shailene Woodley’s face with a water cannon. Kudos to the director too for that gut-wrenching ending which will definitely not piss you off one bit for being such a cheap shot.
2.5 starz: Watch if you like the idea of Life of Pi except the tiger and the boy are continuously making out.