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47 Meters Down
Runtime: 89 minutes
Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Director: Johannes Roberts
Sex: Kissing by a few couples.
Language: Several utterances of O/G and OMG as well as the F-word and a few other uses of language.
Violence: Several shark attacks with some resulting blood; people are injured and blood is seen.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes including at a nightclub and a toast with champagne; a few comments about wanting a drink.
Nudity: Several women in bikinis; women in swimwear; cleavage; shirtless boy; men and women in shorts.
Other: A woman is heard vomiting; multiple jump scenes; a girl hallucinates due to a nitrate issue with the oxygen tank; a man spits; girls are very frightened.
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
"47 Meters Down" makes the point, in a big way, that Murphy's law is still around—what can go wrong usually does. In this case, when Kate and her younger sister Lisa decide to go down in a cage under the water to see sharks up close, the winch breaks, and they end up 47 meters down below; hence, the title of the movie. Lisa's boyfriend Stuart had broken up with her because he considered her dull, so she was out to prove him wrong while on vacation with her sister in Mexico. Unfortunately, older sister Kate's idea to go underwater proves to be a bad idea.
The film is suspenseful and builds to several scary moments involving the sharks. The girls face other problems such as getting injured, and of course, what would an underwater film be without the threat of their oxygen running low? When Javier, one of their friends, heads down to help them, he encounters a shark, and things get a lot worse before they improve. There are several jump scenes in the film, mostly involving the sharks, and viewers should be aware of this. Due to the bloody violence and the utterance of some strong language, we are prevented from awarding the picture our Dove Family-Approved Seal. For those who enjoy mystery and suspense, as well as the threat of sharks, this movie is pretty entertaining. It will probably make the viewer ask himself/herself "What fear do I have, and how would I deal with it if confronted with it?"
Not Dove Family Approved
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