Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Open Water

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Year:2003
Country of origin:USA
Director:Chris Kentis
Genre:Psychological horror
Starring:Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis
Rating:5/5
IMDB link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374102/
Tagline:Don't get left behind
Favourite line:Susan: "What kind sharks are those?" Daniel: "Big ones."

This is a stunning movie, apparently based on a true story (though that always makes me dubious).
The terrifying tale of a couple who go diving and end up being abandoned by mistake in the middle of the ocean.
There's a cast of about 10 - only 5 or 6 with speaking parts, and this really adds to the sense of claustrophobia.
The majority of the film is just the couple floating on the surface of the ocean alone, dealing with everything from jellyfish to sharks to their own fear morphing into anger aimed at each other.
Massively tense, supremely frightening given the realistic nature of the tale, this is just heart stopping.
A wonderful movie that is so traumatic it is actually hard to watch at points.
A must watch.

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