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The Mountain Between Us (2017) Reviewed by Jay

United States, 28 September 2017

 

Jay´s Review

Two survivors must get acquainted and find a way to cope with brutal temperatures, injuries and a hostile terrain. A plane crash has left them with nothing but their own abilities to pull them through. This drama runs for just 1 hour, 43 minutes and, with award-winning actors, gives us two people to root for.

 

Writer J. Mills Goodloe ("The Age of Adeline"), working from the novel by Charles Martin, has created an adventure-filled drama for director Hany Abu-Assad ("The Idol") to bring to the big screen.

 

Part of his cast:

 

  • * Idris Elba ("Luther") Ben is frustrated that he can't perform a vital surgery at his destination because of a storm.
  • * Kate Winslet ("Collateral Beauty") Alex charters a plane so she can get to her own wedding on time.
  • * Beau Bridges ("Sordid Lives") Walter can't resist the temptation to help people get to their destination, even when the weather is marginal.
  • * Dermot Mulroney ("Shameless") Mark will always love Alex, even if she has been damaged.

As hope fades, our desperate survivors realize they can only count on themselves...and maybe Walter's dog. 

 

 

This is PG-13, so you can expect a harrowing plane crash, mild sexuality and fairly bloodless injuries. This one won't be a box office smash, after all, there are no super heroes, but it is capably done.

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Here is a sample:
http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi619886873
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