Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong
Thriller drama written and directed by Steven Knight. The story follows Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
She begs Dill to save her, and their young son, from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Baker Dill: Around here they like to say, “Everybody knows everything.” But what if the truth was, nobody knows anything.
Man: I got a feeling today is the day.
Baker Dill: Today is the day.
Baker Dill: I can feel it this time. I can feel it.
Karen: Good to see you, John. It took so long to find you. What do you say?
Baker Dill: I say I’m not called John anymore.
Karen: It’s funny, huh?
Baker Dill: Why would you want to find me?
Karen: My husband has never seen your face. You were right about him.
Baker Dill: He’s violent with you.
Karen: [to Baker] I want you to take him out on your boat and drop him in the ocean for the sharks.
[inspecting her body as Karen stands in front of him in her underwear]
Karen’s Husband: What’s this?
Karen: Just a little scratch.
Karen’s Husband: A little scratch, huh?
Woman: [to Baker] They say she came all the way to see you.
Baker’s Friend: [to Baker] This is about temptation. There’s right and wrong.
Baker Dill: You know how in Plymouth everybody knows everything. It feels like everybody knows something I don’t. How do you explain that?
[the sales clerk looks at Baker intensely]
Sales Clerk: Dill, will you have yourself a good day now, and do what’s right, okay?
Baker Dill: We’re having a kind of a big day tomorrow.
Reid Miller: I know all about your big day.
Baker Dill: I need you to deliver me from temptation.
Woman: [to Baker] Are you going to take him out?
Baker’s Friend: [to Baker] You’re not right in your mind.
Karen’s Husband: [to Baker] My wife says you’re being a little difficult.
Reid Miller: There’s something wrong.
Baker Dill: [to Miller] You’re going to tell me what this is all about.
Baker Dill: Sometimes we do bad things for good reasons.
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