Have you seen Adrift?
My daughter and I watched the movie Adrift last night on Amazon Prime. If you haven’t seen it yet I promise I won’t spoil the story.
We sat together on the couch watching it and nearly hit each other over the grief when they showed the thing … that happened, the thing that was revealed was so surprising. It’s a true story.
What is it called when the author knows the thing that happens and keeps it a secret? It makes me kinda mad, like they were keeping a secret and holding it back from you to punch you in the face with it for effect. It was strangely satisfying though because I think it made us feel a little like the character felt when it happened.
What happens in the movie (except the thing I can’t tell you that happened), is no surprise. And, that there would be a rescue was no surprise since it is based on a true story.
The way the director weaves in the days prior, during, and after the storm of a couple who fall in love not long before they set sail to the time of a great storm that changes their course, leaves us all adrift with them. We were on that sailboat… what a cinematic accomplishment. And, we always kept in the back of our mind that there of course would be a rescue.
But, the surprise: it cut deep.
See the movie and tell me what you think.
Adrift is not lost
A storm can n’er be conquered
But peace can be found.
I couldn’t help comparing Adrift to being a caregiver to my spouse who has dementia. Not everything can be equally compared. But sometimes I am Adrift.