The following is my review to Amazon regarding this movie.
Review Title: Should have been called “Idiot Is Lost”.
It’s very clear from the beginning of this movie that it was written to appeal to the majority of the population – the majority that knows absolutely nothing about sailing.
I’m a sailor and not even an experienced sailor. I’ve got about 600 hours invested working on and repairing boats but only about 30 hours invested in sailing them. That said, even I knew from the very get go in this movie that either Robert Redford’s character had his head completely up his butt or he had ZERO sailing experience. And I mean that ZERO as in a 48 sized font ZERO.
The dude makes the worst decisions over and over again throughout the entire movie. He was never prepared properly from the get-go. As a matter of fact, I’m going to go so far as to say (SPOILER ALERT) that the main character in this movie is not the protagonist but the antagonist. So who then is the protagonist? The Ocean? Who the hell knows?
All I know is that this movie was a complete fail to the sailing community and that’s coming from me, a novice sailor. I’D HAVE SURVIVED the situations this idiot created for himself and I consider myself to have a very mediocre knowledge of sailing. Pass on this movie. Don’t waste your time on “Idiot Is Lost”.