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After they've given him a harpoon for his birthday, rich boy Richard
(Christopher Gray) invites
his girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra) and his best friend Jonah (Munro
Chambers) onto his yacht for a spin - nothing big, just a day trip -, but
the little cruise is under a bad star from the get-go, basically because
Richard has long suspected Sasha to have an affair with Jonah, and now she
admits to having had sex with Jonah once. This doesn't sit well with
Richard, who has always had problems to control his temper, and he pretty
much beats Jonah to a pulp before Jonah and Sasha can overcome him and
throw him overboard in desparation. There's a problem though, Richard is
the only one who has the keys to start the yacht, and he insists they
throw everything that could be used as a weapon, including all glass
bottles, into the Ocean before he returns again. In their desparation they
do of course - but once Richard's back on board it turns out the yacht's
engine won't start. Now this is bad news, because Richard didn't think it
necessary to stock up on provisions or water for a day trip, and they've
thrown everything that could prove useful overboard, and none of them has
any particular survival skills. On the plus side, they agree on a truce to
live through this, but that's not much good as help doesn't seem to be on
the way. Worse yet, Jonah has developed gangrene from a harpoon wound
inflicted during his struggle with Richard. Eventually, the three, totally
dehydrated and starved, decide they have to kill one of them for the
others to survive. But while they try to decide who, ugly stuff comes up
between them that leaves nobody innocent ...
A very tight
thriller of the confined space variety that seems to have it all, violence
and madness, gruesomeness and mindgames, and even a bit of (rather dark)
comedy, and the mix workd because the elements complement one another
rather standing in each other's way thanks to a clever and cleverly
structured script, helped by a solid directorial effort getting the most
out of its limited sets, and a strong ensemble cast.
Well worth a look.