Open Waters

Jays Rating:


If you saw the promotions and advertisements, you probably can’t wait to see the film based on a true story, Open Waters. Daniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) are a happily married couple who travel to the Bahamas to scuba dive. Daniel, Susan and 20 other divers take a boat several miles offshore to explore the sea life. When they emerge from the bottom they notice the boat is gone, stranding them in open waters. They do see a boat several miles away but refuse to swim for it with Daniel saying it’s too far. At this point I thought they deserved what ever happened to them. Their boat never comes back and they spend the next couple days fighting with jellyfish, barracudas and sharks. As the stress begins to mount they start arguing about whose fault it was that they took this vacation in the first place. At this point, I wanted to throw dead fish into the water to attract the sharks again just to end the agony. This film only cost one-hundred thousand dollars to make and you can tell. The plot goes nowhere. In fact, it just sits there like the couple in the water. The music is lame, the dialogue is cheesy, the characters are unrealistic and at only 85 minutes it’s still too long. Judging from the constant bobbing and swaying of this picture, it was obviously filmed with a digital camera that was mounted on a rubber raft. Yes, this movie was so bad if I could have found the door to the theater I would have left. Out of pity, I won’t sink this boring film below a D rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.