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That's pretty good. a movie with a guy on a sailboat that sinks and its not about sailing. I would buy that if it had some other redeeming story or concept except the Redford. really it had so many poor continuity points it was hard to watch as a sailor or not.
I hafta admit though, it was comforting seeing the reflection of the dock in his cabin windows.. knowing he was really tied up safely alongside the entire time that storm was raging.

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Ahh... story time.

I saw this movie on a sailboat. My sailboat. It's fun to watch a movie about a sailboat sinking on a sailboat. Me and some friends had sailed to Catalina Island and we watched it for the evening's entertainment. Why? Well, it was blowin like stink outside so we weren't out in the cockpit reading and conversing. We were at White's landing, and had a tough time picking up the mooring as the wind was picking up. By the time we had dinner and started watching this movie the winds were WAY over socal normal. (I was guessing 30's maybe gusts up to 40?) We were in the lee of the island so it wasn't all that bad, but you looked out to the mainland and it was whitecap city. It was offshore so we coulda run if necessary (like the mooring broke) but I sure didn't really want to do that.

Anyway, the audio on the tv was crap. So we had no sound from the movie. No biggie as there's no dialog. But sitting in a boat with the rigging freakin howling and the boat rockin' from the wind did indeed add a bit to the movie. Didn't miss the soundtrack as our own was just fine. Even so, it was more comedy that drama.

The scene where he tries to push the container away with a cheap-ass WM boathook got us all laughing. "That's just gonna break that cheap-ass boathook!" was the consensus (as we've broken many a cheap-ass WM boathook.) The shaving scene? Who TF would shave while singlehanding anyway? Even if the S hasn't HTF? Yea, I know... Hollywood.

Hollywood doesn't always get it wrong. Compare and Contrast: Interstellar and The Martian.

Both filmed very very well with plenty of budget.
Both had great casts, and great actors all around.
The Martian was spot freakin on as to it could actually happen. And it didn't have some bizzare "wooness" to communicate. It was a MUCH better movie. If you haven't read the book, it's one of my top sci-fi picks. Wier really did a good job on it.

Anther edit, great movie: Gravity. The plot moved along at a great pace, the acting was great, the effects were top notch, etc.. Unfortunately, anybody with a high-school understanding of physics would realize that all the crap that happened - wouldn't happen that way. Fortunately, Ms. Bullock's stunningness made me forget anything I ever knew about orbital mechanics.

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I hafta admit though, it was comforting seeing the reflection of the dock in his cabin windows.. knowing he was really tied up safely alongside the entire time that storm was raging.
DUDE! You ROCK! I didn't pick up on that. I need to watch again just to catch reflections!
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I hafta admit though, it was comforting seeing the reflection of the dock in his cabin windows.. knowing he was really tied up safely alongside the entire time that storm was raging.
It was meant to be a movie... so yeah... there will be movie platforms in the water, booms, lights, directors in directors chairs, gaffers, everything done on a movie set but in the water... did you expect the movie to be made half way in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans?

For entertainment purposes... I thought is was ok for a 'sailing' movie.. more sailing of this particular boat by Redford would have been right up everyone's alley but it was meant for the dangers/horror of losing ones boat in the emptiness of the vast ocean and nothing more.
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What I'll say about both movies is that they each had excellent direction and even more excellent acting...but suffered from implausible plots...at least to anyone in the know. But that's true of most movies. General audiences though are going to be more than happy.
Some are better than others. I can watch and enjoy "All is Lost." "Poseidon Adventure" nauseates me.

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The shaving scene? Who TF would shave while singlehanding anyway? Even if the S hasn't HTF?
I shave. It is a representation of normalcy that, time permitting, gives me time to think and prepare to proact rather than react. Different people have different ways to settle themselves in the midst of long term crisis. Make coffee or tea or soup. Shower. Eat. Play solitaire. There are lots of things to take issue with in "All is Lost" but the shaving scene is not one for me.
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Some are better than others. I can watch and enjoy "All is Lost." "Poseidon Adventure" nauseates me.



I shave. It is a representation of normalcy that, time permitting, gives me time to think and prepare to proact rather than react. Different people have different ways to settle themselves in the midst of long term crisis. Make coffee or tea or soup. Shower. Eat. Play solitaire. There are lots of things to take issue with in "All is Lost" but the shaving scene is not one for me.
You mean the underwater swim scene with Shelly Winters didn't do it for you. I liked when they cut the hole in the bottom to get people out, I think reality would have them shooting out like a whales breathing hole from all the pressure.
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