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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Jaume Collet-Serra
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Blake Lively ... Nancy
Óscar Jaenada ... Carlos
Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ... Surfer
Joseph Salas Joseph Salas ... Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
Brett Cullen ... Dad
Sedona Legge ... Chloe
Pablo Calva Pablo Calva ... Boy
Diego Espejel Diego Espejel ... Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ... Mom
Ava Dean Ava Dean ... Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ... Young Mom
Sully Seagull Sully Seagull ... Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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Storyline

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,800,868, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$55,124,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,100,758
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The sheer size of the shark made a great difference to the animators, Scott E. Anderson told the animators to "think of the shark as a big diesel truck with lots of power and torque, versus a high-revving German engineered car." Anderson continues, "it's big and sleek with a graceful, powerful way of swimming, we use that mass when she's attacking the buoy or hitting anything else- she's got a huge heavy size to her". See more »

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As all experienced surfers (as Nancy clearly is) would know, a whale carcass is almost guaranteed to attract sharks. Coming across one, a surfer would have hightailed it back to shore as fast as possible to avoid becoming part of a buffet. They would not move in for a closer look and hang about ogling it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: [looks at photo] Is that you on the beach?
Nancy: Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
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Crazy Credits

As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

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Bird Set Free
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin)
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Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
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By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Watchable - Just.
8 August 2016 | by Info-241-562323See all my reviews

It's difficult to write a review about a shark movie whilst not comparing it to a certain "we need a bigger boat" classic. It certainly doesn't come close to that particular film - it's watchable; but that's about it in my opinion.

The Shallows is unfortunately one of those movies which, once you have seen the trailers, you've pretty much seen the entire film. There's not a huge story-line involved... yes, there's the main character (Blake Lively - who is also very beautiful) coming to terms with her own past and decisions she's made.

I felt that once the story got going, everything slowed down to a standstill; and I'm afraid to say that I started feeling bored - far from what I expected after seeing the trailers and hype.

I'm not saying The Shallows is a bad movie - Blake does a decent job, the CGI/shark scenes/SFX are more believable than most films in this 'genre', and the acting isn't anything to complain about. Where The Shallows loses stars (for me) is just the fact that the story-line is very limited - it's more of a psychological survival battle than a hunter/prey type movie.

To sum up - The Shallows is worth a watch. I wouldn't put it up there with the 'classic', but nor would I put it down with some of the worst shark movies I've tried to watch (you know the ones). Location and atmosphere all work (would probably be difficult to do a shark movie that didn't involve the sea tho' - although it's being done in one of those crazy ones!). I was very much looking forward to this film; am just a little disappointed there wasn't more to it - jump scenes, shark scenes and perhaps a slightly better story line.

Finally...I wouldn't be surprised if Steven Seagull gets his own movie next year!

Overall: 5/10... Not the best... but far from the worst.


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