Adrift Movie Review
Adrift: Tami Oldham survives the relentless category 4 hurricane Raymond in the Pacific Ocean
There have been many movies on survival in ocean and Adrift is one of them but it is based on a true story and it is a romantic love story where a couple sails directly into a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean and then they find their way to Hawaii.
The real story
In 1983, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp set on a journey from Tahiti to San Diego. Richard is fiancé of Tami and he agreed to go on 4,000 miles long journey at the behest of Tami. But they met Hurricane Raymond on the way and what happened was worst of a nightmare of a sailor. On the fateful day, when the hurricane unleashed all its power against their boat, Tami was resting in the cabin below deck and Richard was sailing the boat. The hurricane engulfed the boat and Richard leaving an injured Tami unconscious in the cabin. She woke up after 27 hours only to find Richard Sharp lost in the sea. Tami somehow managed to salvage the boat and found way to Hawaii that was the nearest island. Devoid of any communication tool and help, Tami took care of herself until she reached Hawaii safely.
The reel story of Tami is tweaked at the end where the couple is seen alive and lighting from their capsized boat. It is a happy ending for the audience but is it necessary. In real, Tami lost her fiancé in the Pacific Ocean but in the reel, Tami is seen taking care of her fiancé and bringing him back to home. But there should be little objection from critics and audience to the changed conclusion.
Adrift First Look & Poster
The poster has a capsized boat with a woman standing and trying to see land. She’s Tami trying to sail towards land to save her fiancé. In the blue sky above the deep blue Pacific Ocean, both Tami and Richard are making an emotional bond by resting their heads on each-other.
Why watch the movie?
A true love story of survival in the sea – Adrift is one of the few movies that are made for entire society and not for a specific age group or class.
- The movie is based on the book authored by survivor Tami Oldham
- Over 90% of the movie is shot at sea
- The entire crew of the movie suffered from seasickness during the making of the movie
- Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin have worked in three movies