DVD Select retailer below. Audio: English Dolby Digital 5. Share Tweet. RT redbox: What happens when two strangers must work together to survive on a remote snow covered mountain? Would showing the characters starving and in conflict have made their romance harder to believe? How do the characters exhibit courage and perseverance? Why are those important character strengths? Were you surprised at the direction Alex and Ben's relationship took during their ordeal? What would you have done differently in their situation?
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Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality. Learn how we rate. Both have issues they are running from, especially our hero. There is a subtle Christian element to the book, but it is very much in the background. This book is a powerful testament to love, to the value of life, and to the perseverance we must demonstrate in order to overcome the impossible.
I felt cheated. I was lured into reading an interesting book with awkward situations, and ended up reading a romance novel. Not for me. I saw the movie first then read the book. As usual the two are quite different. The book was well written, a little slow at first then picks up towards the middle. Very Enjoyable. Post-plane-crash injuries are shown, there's some danger to a dog, and one character's leg is caught in a bear trap. A sensual sex scene includes kissing, moaning, and near-nudity, and a shirtless man is shown more than once.
But it's not exactly a nail-biter, and the characters -- who exhibit courage and perseverance -- never really show any realistic effects of weeks of deprivation, making it a fairly "safe" experience, as survival stories go.
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Vulture press. Variety press. Time Out press. The Guardian press. And he is the best thing in the film: lots of the brooding look that he is so famous for. Elba plays Ben Bass, a neuro-surgeon stranded at Boise airport who has to get back to Baltimore for an important operation. Winslett playing Alex Martin, a famous photo-journalist, is stranded with him and equally desperate to travel as she is due to get married in New York the following day.
But in terrible conditions, and with a medical emergency, the plane crash lands in the snow of the Rockies, and Ben and Alex together with Walter's Labrador need to struggle to survive in the wilderness. The problem is that they are an odd couple, and constantly wind each other up the wrong way.
It's a well-worn tale that has been portrayed many times before in films like "Alive" and "The Grey", so what makes the film live or die is the quality of the screenplay and the chemistry between the characters. Unfortunately the former by Chris Weitz co-writer on "Rogue One" is rather clunky, and in the latter case I just didn't feel it. Winslett's character is just so incredibly whiney and annoying that the thought of Ben doing anything with her other than hitting her with the shovel and feeding her to the dog seems unlikely!
Winslett seems to sense that too, since I never felt she was completely invested in her character. Aside from one impressive monologue, I found it to be a so-so performance from her. The story leaps from improbability to improbability and raises more questions than it answers: in a survival situation should you walk or stay put?