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Adrift - what the hell happened at the end?

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tullytwo Sat 30-Jun-07 09:44:41

Just watched Adrift last night - god it was irritating but had to sit it out. Anyway we have no idea whether Dan and her were dead at the end when she was standing on the deck and you could hear the baby crying.

That boat came along and you couldnt see her but could hear sarah crying and then the boat left and she was on deck with Dan lying on the deck - so dont understand if she was alive why didnt boat man see her and if she was dead why did he leave the baby behind?

My sister says she is dead but I dont agree - help please to decipher this --aaaggghhh!

BillHadersNewWife Sun 01-Dec-19 06:23:31

God I am SICK of this stupid thread popping up constantly!! Why!??

DamnImGood88 Wed 06-Nov-19 07:48:15

I GIVE THE 12 YEAR LONG Q, AN A pls read!

First of, I would like to say that wow I cannot believe how long this thread actually has been up and no one noticed the answer to a question that literally is right there in the final idk 5 min of the movie lol. Given that this thread has been unanswered since I graduated from High School just gave me the urge to answer this for the original poster and all others that follow, are you ready? Btw....there is no double meaning for this movie haha you just have to really pay attention to details. Also, I strongly encourage everyone to rewatch the Last 5 min maybe u will finally catch it too lmfao

In the last five minutes as Amy boards the yacht and lets the ladder down (this is crucial) the ladder was still FOLDED down. So when she left Dan and he decided to drown and Amy came back up she went to the ladder yet again and again still folded down. Blah blah move forward to when the guy with boat shows up, as he goes around the boat u see that the oh! The ladder is PROPPED IN AN UNFOLDED POSITION indicating that that either her or dan got back on the boat which u see both are.

So no ghosts no double meaning just gotta get our eyes checked sometimes lol jk but perhaps paying attention would help out wink.

I hope I can finally lay some of you poor souls to rest, I think I did my good deed for the year here rofl.

Ps. Excuse the grammar and run on sentences etc it’s rather late and I don’t give a u know what wink

o0 Tue 29-Oct-19 03:41:28

I've never seen the film yet I must have read this thread 12 times over the years. 😆

Mothership4two Wed 16-Oct-19 04:52:33


biscuit3 Fri 27-Sep-19 02:26:29

Sorry I was wrong the movie Adrift and Open Water 2:Adrift have nothing to do with each other. Adrift is about a couple that get caught in a hurricane at sea and their boat gets quite torn up and they lose their radio. Open Water is based on a true story about a couple that gets left behind while on a scuba diving expedition due to a miscount on the dive boat. Open Water 2:Adrift is loosely based on a true story about 2 divers accidentally abandoned in the middle of the ocean. Open Water 3:Cage Dive is about three friends from California headed to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with great white sharks.

biscuit3 Fri 27-Sep-19 01:51:28

I watched the movie Adrift some time ago and I think it was the first in the series. It was a good movie. The 2 stars of the movie are known actors and do an excellent job. But the ending really caught me off guard.

biscuit3 Fri 27-Sep-19 01:24:52

I just watched Open Water 2:Adrift and I said from the beginning take the knife and work it into the hull for one of the guys to hang on to and have one of the girls stand on his shoulders. My word cheerleaders do it all the time. That is ultimately what they did in the end. I cannot believe that 6 adults would be that stupid, which makes the movie totally unbelievable.

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LoafofSellotape Sat 01-Jun-19 22:47:45

I just watched the new film and thought it was great,could've been awful but the actors were well cast imo.

I'm not sure it has anything to do with the OP though grin

terriofstrelley Sat 27-Apr-19 20:03:35

FOR loved-up young adventurer Tami Oldham, sailing a yacht across the Pacific with her sexy fiancé was meant to be 4,000 miles of sun-kissed bliss.
But 20 days in to their dream voyage, a hurricane struck — whipping up waves as tall as skyscrapers.
As they smashed down on the couple’s 44ft boat, Tami, 23, looked into the “electric blue eyes” of her handsome British lover Richard Sharp and saw fear.
He insisted she take cover below deck while he tried to steer the Hazana to safety, then gave her a reassuring wink as she headed downwards. She never saw him again.
Moments later American Tami heard Richard, 34, cry out: “Oh my God”. She was then thrown against the side, knocking her unconscious.
When she came to 27 hours later Richard was gone and she was all alone on the ocean, up to her waist in water on the wrecked yacht.
It had lost its masts, engine, radio equipment and its electronic navigation system, and Tami had lost the love of her life, her soulmate.
But incredibly she managed to guide the crippled boat 1,500 miles to the nearest land in a 41-day voyage that has now been made into movie Adrift, which I hope this answers some questions.

FrustratedTeddyLamp Mon 03-Sep-18 06:27:43

This is on my local odeon as a silver screen film, im undecided about it. The trailer looks like not much happens tbh

thecruisemermaid Mon 20-Aug-18 04:12:44

It's funny I found this post ... I just watched "Open Water Adrift 2" and was mortified thinking it was a true story ... (Well based on true events. ..) and by all means you can totally see how this scenario could have happened ... But my gosh ... You'd THINK the main guy that owned or rented or heck stole the yacht would at least know to put the ladder down once everyone started jumping in ...

What an all around mega depressing movie though but yeah about the ending ... I think they made it back on board. . not sure the guy was alive but at least the mom and baby were alive ...

I couldn't understand the girl "swimming for shore ..." ... Apparently she was shark bait ... And I couldn't understand the guy "searching the water for the knife ..." Like that was ever gonna happen. . the knife would have long long long sank ..... Oh and then too ... You'd have thought that somehow someone would have thought sooner of climbing on each other to get up ... Oh and how about an "emergency ladder release ?" Wouldn't that be smart to have ? Although "pirates " could board easily ... So many scenarios ...... And what a sad sad movie ....

Pidge4 Sun 19-Aug-18 02:16:35

I just watched 3 of these!! I think it's a shark marathon week here!

Pidge4 Sun 19-Aug-18 02:14:31

WOW. thanks!! I want to see it now, esp. since it's based on truth! smile

Vitalogy Mon 13-Aug-18 17:43:24

Oh right, that's cleared that up then. smile

sakura06 Mon 13-Aug-18 17:40:03

The new film is based on a true story, and isn't a remake. Strange this thread has been resurrected...

Vitalogy Mon 13-Aug-18 17:08:22

Well there's a new 2018 film I've yet to see, The trailer looks good, although for some reason I can't get on with the female lead.

Is this a remake? It looks good!

chocolateworshipper Mon 13-Aug-18 16:57:06

I think this proves that option 3 is the most likely - ghosts


BaronessBlonde Mon 13-Aug-18 16:32:17

What computery/internet shenanigans bumps this on to my list of trending topics?????

Is there a ghost in the machine?

merryCalongeCases Mon 25-Jun-18 03:24:54

My interpretation is: The girl had a bad experience with her dad drowning when she was a little girl, and attempted to save her dad but she was too little to lift him up and save him, so he obviously drowned and died. So when it happened again with a friend, she tried to save him and she was strong enough to bring him aboard, but there is possibility that the guy is already dead, but the point is she was able to lift him up and carry him on board instead of him falling in the bottom of the sea. In my opinion, the movie sucks because there was no certainty if it ended tragically to all of them or the three of them had hope that they could still be alive and survived. But hey, the director said let the audience keep wondering what happened. POS.

AgentZigzag Thu 15-Mar-18 01:22:07

Don't worry Jux you didn't miss anything, the film and ending are both total shite.

I love it that this thread keeps coming up - for eleven bloody years! grin

Jux Fri 24-Mar-17 23:20:05

Fell asleep half way thread ough.

whyohwhy000 Sun 08-Jan-17 11:10:06

One interpretation is that all 6 adults die, and the other scene is some sort of memory.

peterzav Sun 08-Jan-17 11:06:00

It is obvious what happened, the mother and the other bloke survived and came to the deck when they herd the rescue boat came to their aid.

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