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½ October 6, 2013
its good good parts and bad. the nudity was done realistically which means theres a lot of it. touches on some interesting dynamics between men and women in an extreme setting.
May 28, 2013
when was this made?? 1420 ???
½ April 29, 2013
Despite all its short-comings, Roeg never lets things get dull--his camera sees to that. Strange and mesmerizing visuals hold the attention, even when the plot does not.
½ January 24, 2013
Those with a Netflix account should be wary that this is not the Tom Hanks film. This partially true story about two would-be lovers pilgrimage on an island doesn't have much weight in terms of plot or character development. Roeg, as always, still proves to be a fascinating director, and his camera work is enough to warrant the film a viewing.
½ December 30, 2012
Directed by Nicolas Roeg, this is based on an amazing true story based on a travel memoir by Lucy Irvine, Roeg had two sides of the story to chose from, that of Irvine's and her companion Gerald Kingsland, Roeg went with Irvine's account. It is a bit sensationalist for it's day, but Roeg adds his usual touches of sex and beautiful cinematography. Despite the odd misgiving, it works. Sort of. Gerald Kingsland (Oliver Reed) advertises in Time Out magazine for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. Young typist Lucy Irving (Amanda Donohoe) applies to the position on a whim, and after meeting with Kingsland, he chooses her. Kingsland has selected the island Tuin, between New Guinea and Australia. As the location where they'll be spending a year. They go and set up camp on the island, and try to carry on life there. But, it's clear that paradise is not all it's cracked up to be, and Kingsland succumbs to madness, and it's Irvine who has to pick up the pieces and keep going. It's a naturalistic work, not Roeg's best, and it does drag in places. But Reed and Donohoe give very good performances, it was produced by Cannon Films, and it's amazing the best film they've produced in a sea of stinkers.
December 18, 2012
great movie seen it like 5 times.
December 7, 2012
Would like to get round to seeing!
½ November 19, 2012
haven't seen it in a long time but i remember it being goood
October 14, 2012
Like watching a dude sitting on the beach alone for 2 hours.
May 24, 2012
good movie ( tom hanks-actor)
April 17, 2012
Watchable, not least because of copious nudity. A little difficult to follow at times in terms of PoV issues.
March 2, 2012
Erotic, but not that good.
½ November 27, 2011
the third in my island trilogy. lots of nudity and yucky foot infections.
August 18, 2011
I love this film, one of my fav!!
½ August 16, 2011
Oliver Reed was the best actor of his time. It's a good movie, but when someone as attractive as Donohue is naked for so long, it doesn't make anything else that memorable.
June 23, 2011
Long before Survivor there was this real-life story of two people choosing to spend a year alone on an island. The best thing about this was Amanda Donohoe spending half the time naked.
May 18, 2011
actually on e of those movies that slip under the radar but is a wonderful story
½ February 6, 2011
oh i thought it was the one with wilson the ball. That guy looks like rupert from survivor.
January 4, 2011
please get this mistake here out
December 14, 2010
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