Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Waleed Zuaiter
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Action drama directed by Hany Abu-Assad which follows Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and journalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) who after the cancellation of their flight due to stormy weather decide to share a flight on a small charter plane that will get them back to Baltimore in time for Ben’s operation and Alex’s wedding.
However, their plane unexpectedly crashes and they survive the incident with injuries. Discovering that their pilot (Beau Bridges) didn’t make a flight plan they realize help is not coming they decide to embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and igniting an unexpected attraction, discovering strength they never knew possible.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 15)
[at the airport]
Ben Bass: I have an emergency surgery to perform in Baltimore. I’ll fly wherever I have to tonight to get there for tomorrow morning. Can you help me?
Alex Martin: [to Ben] Sir, I think we may have the same problem. I have an idea.
Pilot: So what’s the rush?
Alex Martin: I’m getting married tomorrow.
[thinking she’s getting married to Ben]
Pilot: Oh, congratulations.
Alex Martin: No, no. it’s, it’s… We’re not…
Ben Bass: We just met.
Alex Martin: So what took you to Idaho?
Ben Bass: Medical conference. You’re a journalist.
Alex Martin: Mm-hmm.
Ben Bass: That would explain the questions.
[after their plane has crashed]
Ben Bass: Hello!! Anybody!! Anyone.
Ben Bass: Alex, can you look at me. You really hurt your leg. Your phone is smashed, my phone has no signal and we’re pretty high up on the mountain. We need to get help.
Ben Bass: If we stay here we’re safe. If we leave, search and rescue, they’re less likely to find us.
Alex Martin: Look, I don’t want to die up here because you’re too scared to take a risk. We have to do something.
Ben Bass: Someone’s looking for us.
Alex Martin: The pilot didn’t file a flight plan.
Alex Martin: [to Ben] Nobody knows where we are. We’re all we’ve got, me and you! That’s it.
Alex Martin: We’re down to the rule of three. We can go three weeks without food, three days without water…
Ben Bass: What?
Alex Martin: …three minutes without air. Let me help. Let me help.
Ben Bass: You want to help? This is how you help. You stay off the leg. That would help you, and it would definitely help me.
Alex Martin: [to Ben] We might die together and I don’t even know you.
Ben Bass: I’m a neurosurgeon.
Alex Martin: Oh, yeah?
Ben Bass: Yes. Yeah. Brains.
Alex Martin: Why brains?
Ben Bass: It’s an intense responsibility, you know, to cut into someone’s brain. It’s where their perceptions are, their intelligence, their emotion.
Alex Martin: What about the heart? Huh?
Ben Bass: The heart’s nothing but a muscle.
Ben Bass: I want you to take a picture of me.
Alex Martin: What?
Ben Bass: I want you to take a picture of me. If I’m going to die I want this to be my very last picture.
Alex Martin: I was halfway through an assignment, there was this one girl, she, she told me all about this boy she liked, and, you know, then I gave her my red lipstick. But then there was an explosion and she was badly injured. I took her picture, then she died. I can’t take your picture, I’m sorry.
Ben Bass: We’re not going to die. Not today.
Ben Bass: It was hard enough for me to lose Sarah. I struggled with the idea of losing you, too. And then when you sent those photographs, I, uh, I felt alive. I really did. I… We made it, you and I. And I had to see you.
Alex Martin: I loved you on that mountain. I tried to pretend that I didn’t, but I did. I came home and nothing was the same. And then I tried to reach you, and it, it was so, it was just too painful. So I had to make myself accept that maybe it wasn’t real, and it would never work, not in real life.
[to the waitress]
Alex Martin: Thank you.
Alex Martin: There’s a moment for these things, and then it, it passes.
Alex Martin: Hey, so, could you, could you give the dog a name? He kind of deserves it.
Ben Bass: I think you’re wrong, Alex. I think we survived because we fell in love.
Alex Martin: Up there it was just me and you. The world is bigger than that. And the heart is just a muscle. Right?
Ben Bass: What idiot said that?
[the hug, turn and walk away in opposite directions from each other; after a few moment they both turn and run back into each other’s arms]
Total Quotes: 15
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