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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2014, 10:37:56 PM »
I think the point is that the character wasn't a good sailor and made mistakes.  Just because he didn't do what he should, is a flaw of the character, not the movie.  I thought it was good until the last 30 seconds.
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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2014, 11:10:00 AM »
Yes,it would have much better if at least the obvious technical errors were vetted beforehand ,but to have any film about sailing is remarkable,no?, Especially one with Redford's star power. Hollywood rarely gets the details right in anything, the film was obviously not intended as an instructional video for sailors.
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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2014, 07:29:27 PM »
I saw it about three weeks ago.  One of the worst movies I have ever watched.  From water pouring into a high cabin trunk port that was at least four feet above the waterline to his mistake after mistake without any story development to indicate his level of experience or why he was there in the first place.  I thought "Message in the Bottle" was the worst movie about a so called master mariner I had ever seen but this one takes the cake.  Ironically I saw an interview with Nicholas Sparks  recently where he said he didn't just write romance novels because of the level of accuracy that went into his character development.  What a crock.........

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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2014, 09:37:54 PM »
    i talked with rich today about the movie and you know what. i have decided to give it a look. there are so few really funny movies anymore and im curious how redford would do in a comic role.
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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
    i talked with rich today about the movie and you know what. i have decided to give it a look. there are so few really funny movies anymore and im curious how redford would do in a comic role.

Hey, Redford is going back to a comedy role and this one may have merit.  Watch for the 2015 release of "A Walk in the Woods".  Read the book by Bill Bryson a true but maybe slightly exaggerated account but hilarious.  How they are going to do the screen play with the major characters about 25 years too old for the parts escapes me, but who knows.  Redford wanted to do it earlier with Paul Newman, kind of a return to Butch and Sundance, but Newman died.

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Re: "All is Lost" CAUTION. SPOILER! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2014, 10:59:37 PM »
    ok, here is one time i should have taken advice. i just had to watch some of this movie. it was like a car wreck you just had to look at. the first few minutes should have been a tip off as to what was to come. lets see, he clips a container and gets holed above the water line. bad enough, then he ties a sea anchor to the container and i miraculously is pulled free of his boat. then he "sails" back to it ( i guess to get the sea anchor back) and hits it smack with his bow. heavy steel and fiberglass. they do mix well. he should have at least taken a couple of pairs of nikes. i guess the idea of heeling the boat to port was necessary to see if water would come into the hole. thats what i would have done. always a good idea to have the companionway completely open during a blow. he should have opened the seacocks to let the water out. after about an hour (which seemed like four) i couldnt watch anymore. glad it was free. i would have demanded my money back had i been at a theatre. i have never sailed offshore much less out of sight of land but i think even i would have been able to save that boat in those conditions at least enough to keep her afloat. how old is redford anyway---like 80. i know he was never a great actor but come on man. the movie should have been named not "all is lost" but "i am lost". please bob do us a favor, stay retired in colorado and never never make another movie
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