|release date||February 20 2007|
|studio||Summit Entertainment/ Pathe|
|starring||Eric Dane, Ali Hillis, Niklaus Lange|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisBased on true events, ADRIFT tells of six long-time friends who gather for an ill-fated celebration aboard a luxurious yacht. The champagne flows freely and soon some of the group decide to go for an impromptu swim in the middle of the ocean. Amy, a serious hydrophobia sufferer, stays on board to look after her baby and the party’s host, Dan, keeps her company. On impulse Dan decides to cure Amy of her fear of water through aversion therapy. But when he picks her up and jumps overboard with her in his arms he discovers the major planning flaw that will test the whole group’s will to survive. Nobody had thought to put ladder down and there is no way back onto the boat. Powerless in a place they once thought was paradise, the friends suddenly find themselves in a desperate struggle to live.
From the moments the credits roll until they finally end there’s a bizarre sense of déjà vu running throughout Adrift. It’s a low budget thriller set in the vast ocean where some friends unfortunately become stranded in the deep waters and it’s apparently based on true events. If this sounds remarkably similar to Open Water to you you’d be right on the money. Both share similar set-ups and both share similar themes but while Open Water’s central concept of shark attacks remains as terrifying as it is plausible Adrift chooses to opt for a less believable scenario and proceeds to ramp it up into the realms of the impossible as it goes. …Read More