the-shallows

Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge

OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆

Story: Thriller directed by Jaume Collet-Serra which centers on surfer, Nancy (Blake Lively), who is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.

Verdict: Simple story with not a lot of dialogue that’s beautifully shot and has some tense moments but what let’s it down is the silly and predictable ending. What elevates the movie is Blake Lively’s performance making it one of her best roles and the short time of the movie is definitely a plus.

 

Best Quotes    (Total Quotes: 10)


 

Voice: [from trailer] Learning to be self-reliant takes time and hard work. These are the steps assume responsibility, know where you are going, make your own decisions. Yes, sir, it’s hard work to become self-reliant. Any one of us can use a bit more than we have, if you’re not self-reliant, you’ll never do more than just get by. A little does of self-reliance can do wonders. Now you may think that’s the end of the story, actually it’s only the beginning.


 

[as she’s paddling on her surf board in the water]
Male Surfer: Hey! You should come over here.
Nancy: I’m good here, thank you.


 

[calling her sister from the beach]
Nancy: Hey, sis.
Chloe: Hey.
Nancy: I just wanted to let you know I made it here. Mom was right, it took forever to find, but it’s perfect.


 

Nancy: What did you say the name of this place was?
Carlos: This is paradise.


 

[to one of the male surfers still in the water]
Nancy: Yoh, shark!


 

[as she’s in the water]
Nancy: Help! Help me! Help me! Help! Please, help me!


 

[after managing to haul herself on a rock in the middle of an ocean]
Nancy: Help! Help me!


 

Nancy: I’m not dying here.


 

Nancy: Thirty, forty yards. It takes me thirty-two seconds.


 

[she shoot’s the flare gun at shark]
Nancy: Fuck you!


Total Quotes: 10

 

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