An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bird Set Free
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin)
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
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I almost didn't watch this movie due to the negative comments on here. So glad I did. I now realise the majority of negative reviews are completely dull, nit picking and also so snobby. Are you really watching a shark movie imagining a groundbreaking, life affirming film that also manages to show shark attacks as accurate reality? Most negatives are about the unrealistic nature of the shark, and poor use of CGI. Perhaps in the final part of the film, this is true. However the tension was so well developed by then it doesn't matter, you see the actual shark fleetingly and in very fast paced scenes so whoever really has time to pause the movie, get your magnifying glass out for a close inspection and dwell on this has to much time on their hands. The shots of the ocean, beach and surfing are utterly stunning, combined with a great soundtrack. Blake Is surprisingly good and more than able to command your attention, being on screen for 95% of the movie, for the duration. The tension is well portrayed as you will be going through various scenarios/outcomes/plans yourself in your own head, and her actions are all cleverly thought out- seeing as she has more then enough time on your hands, being stranded on a rock, is more than plausible. The review under this slated the movie for showing her resorting to eating a crab! Oh my, shock horror! Well actually- she spat the crab out to feed the seagull. And YES, you would be more than hungry, lying in full beam of the sun, injured, already having surfed all day and swam for your life, so to criticise this is ridiculous. Give it a try, Im glad I did.
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