"GET OUT OF THE WATER, SHARK!"
The waves are crashing and the sun is blazing; surfing is perfect for a day like today. "The Shallows", starring Blake Lively as "Nancy" (Accepted, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood Of Travelling Pants) and Óscar Jaenada as "Carlos" (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Losers) is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (House Of Wax, Unknown, Goal II : Living The Dream).
This suspenseful thriller gives the audience a fright, a laugh, a sentimental moment or even a good action-packed moment - it does not disappoint.
Nancy (Lively) wants to get away from everything. Needing a break to re-connect with her mother, she sets off to her mother's favourite beach. Looking at photographs and telling her story to the local man who is kind enough to give her a ride to this beach, we learn that she doesn't even know the name of the beach, and yet no one will tell her. Finally, she arrives at a beautiful peaceful spot to reminisce and think, but better yet surf!
Upon meeting two locals she is quickly told about sharp and painful coral and seafloor. Nancy has a great day and decides to stay out longer than the locals but she is quickly attacked by a great white. Within this horrific experience, she is trapped about 200 metres away from shore, with a cut on her leg and a rock that will submerge in high-tide within hours. The shock of the ordeal will leave you so drawn into the movie that you think you are there.