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Rating: 8 stars


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Seen on: 08/23/2020 (rewatch)

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Cast Away (2000)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Drama | Adventure

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Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck’s plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He’s the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

Rated PG-13 | Length 143 minutes


Tom Hanks | Helen Hunt | Paul Sanchez | Nick Searcy | Jenifer Lewis | Elden Henson | Timothy Stack | Chris Noth | Jay Acovone | Vince Martin | Valerie Wildman | Lauren Birkell | John Duerler | Lari White | Leonid Citer | David Allen Brooks | Semion Sudarikov | Peter von Berg | Dmitri S. Boudrine | Nan Martin | Wendy Worthington | Lisa Long | Steve Monroe | Anne Bellamy | Viveka Davis | Joe Conley | Michael Forest | Alice Vaughn | Fran├žois Duhamel | Dennis Letts | Derick Alexander | Yelena Popovic | Christopher Kriesa | Garret Davis | Jennifer Choe | Vsevolod Boldin

Viewing Notes

Revisited this one for my 20 in 20 mini project mainly b/c I hadn’t logged it here so I knew it had been a long time since I’ve seen it. Damn, this is a great movie. I’m sure I thought it was really good when I first saw it but it’s a gutpunch in that final act after Tom Hanks returns to “normal life” and attempts to reacclimate. I was in tears through most of that particularly when he meets Helen Hunt again. Forgot how much of the first act really establishes so much that pays off emotionally in the final act.

My only nitpick is that Hanks would’ve been more skinny if he really really trying to survive for 5 years on that island. He’s not as skinny as I remembered. But it’s not a big deal of course.


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