The Divergent star puts in a career-best performance in this lost-at-sea tale
Call her Tami. Some years ago (never mind when in the 1980s precisely) having little or no money in her purse, and nothing particular to interest her in San Diego, she thought she would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. And does she have a story for you!
Tami is played by Shailene Woodley, one of the producers of Baltasar Kormkurs effective lost-at-sea survival drama Adrift. Woodley is in almost every shot of this based-on-a-true-story film. Shes a free spirit falling in love with fellow far-from-home drifter Richard (Sam Claflin) on the way up, and holding on for dear life before natures violent indifference on the way down. Adrifts screenplay moves back and forth in waves, so we open in medias mess; the fancy yacht she and Richard were hired to sail from Tahiti to California has been almost completely destroyed and is meandering somewhere in the Pacific. We learn how our two nautical heroes ended up in such a predicament just in time for the well-plotted twin climax.