Cast away review

Although hailed by critics for gaining and then losing an enormous amount of weight for his role, the more subtly compelling half of Tom Hanks' laudable performance is not his physical transformation. The actor's commitment to crafting an autocratic, obsessive character is a singularly surprising one, given modern-day stars' strong proclivity for playing only heroic, noble leads. The taut script from William Broyles is top-notch, with a flawless traditional structure, an inventive supporting "character" and an ending that, while leaving some audience members dissatisfied, is a realistic and intelligently wrought finale that doesn't cop out with the typically delusional, lame-brained, upbeat conclusion.

Cast away review

The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below.

The following is a quick look at the content found in this film that's been rated PG There's a very intense, "Saving Private Ryan" style plane crash in the ocean that kills everyone onboard except for the protagonist although we don't see the others' actual deaths.

After that, there are a few additional scenes that might be tense or unsettling to some viewers, as well as the overall concept of being stranded alone on an island for several years. Profanity consists of a handful of expletives including 2 "s" wordssome brief drinking and smoking are present, and we see that a miscellaneous character is having an affair although we don't see any related sex.

We do see several brief shots of part of the protagonist's bare butt in his loincloth type wrap as well as Cast away review brief, passionate kissing. Beyond that, the film's remaining categories have little or nothing in the way of additional major objectionable content.

Nevertheless, should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for anyone in your home, you may want to take a closer look at our detailed content listings for more specific examples of what occurs during the film. For those concerned with the repetitive flashing of bright lights, some full screen, strobe-like instances of that occur in several scenes.

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Stan pours what's presumably wine for himself and Chuck from a brown paper bag while on a FedEx flight. Various people have wine at a holiday dinner. Chuck sings a few lines from a Doors' song that includes, "Girl we couldn't get much higher" but he's singing the song as related to the word "fire" since he's finally just succeeded at making one.

People have champagne at a party. We see some diluted blood in the surf as Chuck walks through it and then see that his feet are a bit bloody from various cuts he has no shoes. We see Chuck get up from having just been squatted down and evidently relieving himself but we don't see anything other than him getting up from behind a plant and pulling up his pants.

We see Chuck's urine stream between his legs as he urinates in the ocean with his back to the camera.

We see blood in the surf again as Chuck makes his way back to the shore after severely cutting his leg on some coral. Later, after the bleeding has stopped, Chuck examines the wound and it's rather bloody and gory looking.

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We see some green looking goo come out of a crab that Chuck has just speared, hoping to make it his dinner but he can't eat it after seeing that. Chuck accidentally cuts his hand and it's rather bloody.

He then washes it off in the surf and we see a bit more blood. We also see his bloody handprint on a volleyball that's later used to make a human-like face on it.

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Cast away review

An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer.

Flipping to the second feature-laden disc, an HBO “First Look,” “The Making of Cast Away,” it is a better than average overview of Cast Away’s production, from Moscow in . Review: Cast Away () Director Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks, whose pairing on Forrest Gump scored a high flying home run during the 67th Academy Awards, teamed up again for a new effort.

Cast: Tom Hanks, a volleyball, Helen Hunt Director: Robert Zemeckis Screenplay: William Broyles Jr. Review published September 22, While finding many scenes of Cast Away to be fascinating, I must say that as a whole I was less than impressed with the end result.

Cast away review

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