Cast Away

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Tom Hanks does it again in the adventure film Cast Away. Chuck Nolan (Tom Hanks) is a motivational speaker for Federal Express who’s returning from Moscow when his plane crashes in the South Pacific Ocean. Chuck is the only survivor of the crash and he manages to cling to a life raft until the tide carries him to an uninhabited tropical island. During the first several weeks he drinks coconut milk, tries to start fires by rubbing two sticks together, and ties what’s left of the raft to nearby trees as a makeshift shelter. He also collects the Fed Ex boxes that have washed ashore and stacks them in a pile for future delivery. (If I were the only person on that island, I would have ripped open the boxes as soon as I found them. Maybe I would have found something useful such as food, a raft, or the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated in Braille.) Chuck eventually opens the boxes and finds a pair of ice skates, videotapes, a dress, a Wilson volleyball, and other seemingly useless items. He draws a face on the volleyball and names his new “companion” Wilson. Four years pass before Chuck builds a raft and he and Wilson float off toward the open seas. He is eventually rescued by a ship and taken home. The day after returning home Chuck attempts to contact his beautiful fiancée named Kelly (Helen Hunt). He is devastated to learn that she is married and has a child. But he goes to her house one night and the meeting is heartbreaking. Overall this film is great; the acting is excellent – especially by Wilson. This movie is almost 3 hours long, but the time passes quickly as it usually does with a good film. I highly recommend this film and give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
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