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For those who fault the movie for not being realistic, in that no sailor would act that way. Or for the movie portraying sailors in a poor light, thus giving the non sailing public the wrong idea, ah, i think reality has got the movie beat.

On these very pages right now is a thread running about a professional captain running his boat square on into one of the biggest hurricanes in a decade. Past that, on a regular basis these pages fill with back and forth as members deconstruct the latest nit wit move by someone who has gotten his scrotum caught in his zipper. From newbies who step off their boats in mid ocean believing them to be sinking, to professional delivery captains run to ruin by making a single bone headed decision.

There is nothing in this movie that comes close to the reality blooper reel running on these pages.

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I downloaded it for free so I got my money's worth....

I didn't watch it as a training film so technical errors didn't bother me. I thought is was interesting but I couldn't help but think that this poor bastich just couldn't catch a break.

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The only thing "Lost" in "All is Lost" was my 6 bucks spent on PPV and the evening.
All the distribution on the planet wouldn't have garnered an Oscar nod period.
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This was not intended to be a documentary or an instruction manual. It was a drama that happened to be set in the middle of the Indian ocean. I thought it was very good, and I thought Redford's acting was a dramatic tour de force.
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Please elaborate, we would love to hear more.
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Just watched it last night. I thought it was pretty good.
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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Watched on pay per view last night. Advice to film makers, a film title that starts with an "A" appears at the beginning of the PPV menu, more likely to be watched.

Redford looked better after a few days in the life raft than I look after an overnight passage, even when conditions are so good that we have Eggs Benedict for breakfast. He older than me too...a guy could get depressed
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Haven't seen the movie yet but was at a film festival a couple of weeks ago where he discussed the movie. Apparently at 78? years old he did a lot of the underwater stunts himself. He also put a lot of the blame for the failure in the box office to a lack of promotion/distribution. It was in my local theaters for just a week or two.
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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I think the issue is that it very easily could have been made more "true to sailing" and yet still been true to the writer's and director's intent.

How about a bucket? How much would that have cost? And, how about a little sense of urgency? I just can't imagine a sailor causally wading around in waist high water in their boat...

It is not the "errors" that detract from the movie, but just the lack of realism. All sailors make "errors."
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