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Left behind on a scuba diving trip out in the ocean due to a miscount on the boat, the young couple Daniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) find themselves in disbelief that they have actually been left out in the ocean. They were here on vacation after all, and worse yet, they were paying for this! At first they try to rationalize their situation, and tell themselves that of course the boat was coming back to get them. But after a few hours, they start to realize that maybe it isn't, and then they begin to wonder what exactly is going to happen. They're too far from land, and the current is carrying them wherever it pleases, and, oh yeah, there are an increasing number of sharks swirling around in the water beneath them.
Open Water is the brainchild of writer-director Chris Kentis and his producer wife Laura Lau, who filmed it using digital video and unknown actors on a minimal budget over two and a half years. When you see the two actors swimming out there in the water, those are real live sharks swimming out there with them, which only adds to the tension that is created.
Kentis's choice of digital video lends the film a documentary-type feel, which is perfect, because a film such as this is better suited using a realistic style, which makes it seem all the more plausible. The actors do a fine job, in that they act exactly as I could see myself acting in the same situation, and I came away from the film thanking the heavens that I have not been, and hopefully never will be. It's about the worst thing I could imagine: being out in the middle of nowhere and nobody even knows it.
Susan Watkins and Daniel Kintner (Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis) are an overworked couple who are trying to find a good vacation they can both enjoy, and where else is there to go on such an occasion that paradise? And naturally, in paradise, anyone would want to go diving out on the irresistable coral reef, surrounded with beautiful water in the open ocean.
But the unthinkable happens to the two when they are accidentally left out in the middle of the ocean by their incompetent tour boat 15 miles from shore. The two try to keep calm within the first few hours presuming the boat will be back, but soon, sharks begin to encircle, and the weather doesn't look too good for the two either. But even after drifting into 1,000,000 square miles of ocean, the couple soon realizes what they always feared: no one even knows they are missing.
Indeed I think it's a very well done movie and worth owning. A lot of people were dissappointed with Open Water because they didn't know it was going to be shot on digital video and on a low budget. They most likely expected a big budget film. The thing about the movie that made it interesting was that it had only a crew of three people not including the actors.Read more ›
Now I'm going to pause right there!
I said earlier that the Tour guides were "Most Typical" so That fact alone made this movie a Thriller.
Now being that tour guides are so up on their jobs with an awesome display of a muster report, Susan and Daniel decide to cove off approx 1.5 atmospheres deep as independent as an open water dive could be. Well the "BLEEPING" Boat musters up all divers after a 30 min divers deployment except for guess who.....?
Susan & Daniel both realized during a guage check that time had ellapsed and no other divers were in their goggled view, so they emerged to splash water level and low and behold, the divers tour boat was... (zooma zoom zooming) away from the diver down mark.
Now I've dove with sharks before and it's an adrenaline RUSH! However, I've never spent the night with them.
I love to dive so I loved this movie. There were plenty of factual basis in it. Example: It was hard for the boat to see them because there was an overcast and it made the water rough (wavy).
Overall: Some say You All... Some say Y'all either way This Movie is an experience suspence for all diver geeks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Abysmal story of two dumb lovers (husband and wife?) who take a seafaring voyage (for some scuba diving) and go swimming with the sharks and eventually end up in a bad way when the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leslie Karen Rigsbey
This movie was brought up in conversation while we were out with friends and my boyfriend had never seen it. We ordered a $2.99 used copy and watched it. He was pretty impressed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julie
I found this movie very depressing. And the nude scene added nothing to the story. Acting was pretty awful, too. Don't waste your time.Published 3 months ago by rae
Unbelievable LGF picked up this film when there are visionary filmmakers out there that deserve major distribution for better-told stories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James West
One of my favorite short films. It kind of re
One of my favorite short films. I like the ciminotgraphy. Read more
Magnific book!Good luke!Gallery!
Susan and Daniel!
Those cursed? Never.
It was her husband? Wow.
Always busy. Well yes!
For producer harvest. Read more
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