Adrift Movie Review

Adrift is based on a true story of survival in the Pacific Ocean. Tami Oldham is a young, carefree nomad who meets the love of her life, Richard Sharp in Tahiti. They become inseparable.

They are offered the deal of a lifetime, to sail a luxury yacht on the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. They jump at the opportunity.

All is going as planned on the yacht, beautiful days with perfect romantic nights. Not long into the journey, Richard is notified of a hurricane approaching. After doing the best they can to secure everything, the hurricane hits.

Tami heads into the cabin while Richard remains on the deck trying to steer the yacht. Ridiculous move. What was he thinking?

Tami is knocked unconscious and awakes battered and bruised in knee-deep water. She quickly realizes they are not only lost but on a yacht in need of urgent repair.

Fortunately, she finds and saves Richard, who is drifting in the ocean and severely injured. Over the course of the movie, Tami switches from a smitten lovebird into survival mode.

I enjoyed the twist, one I was not expecting.

  • Director – Baltasar Kormakur
  • Cast – Shailene Woodley and Sam Calfin
  • Duration – 1 hr 39mins

I rate it a 5/5

A few thoughts

I was impressed Tami was able to repair the yacht. Amazing. I wonder where she gained those skills, considering at the start of the movie we only saw her cleaning the boats.

The romantic idea of sailing on a yacht into the sunset with your soulmate is just divine. The connection with your soulmate is not only intoxicating but all-consuming. Perhaps Tami and Richard were soulmates. They are completely devoted to each other. Its refreshing to watch a romantic movie where two people are not only soulmates but are also in love.

It is a gift if you can find your soulmate, whether you marry them or have them as your best friend (with benefits). Your soulmate can help you through any situation. However, I’m not sure if I could survive with my soulmate on a yacht for that long.