CAST AWAY (2000)
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Characters: Chuck Noland, Frears Stan, Jerry Lovett, Bettina Peterson, Pilot Al, Maynard Graham Theme: Lovers reunited, Air Disasters, Survival in the Wilderness. Chuck Noland, a Federal Express efficency supervisor, jets around the world troubleshooting problems for the company. His life is driven by the clock and he demands the same of FedEx employees. On Christmas eve, he proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. He promises her "I'll be right back". On the assignment a plane crash stands Chuck on a remote island and his first-paced life is slowed to crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact. Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, he must now learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, ensure of when he may turn to the civization he knew before. One of the most emotional moments occurs after Chuck is rescued and returns home to his friends and coworkers in Tennessee. He discovers that Kelly has married another man and started a family. He laments to a friend that he lost her once when the plane crashed and on returning home, "I've lost her all over again." Theme is loneliness, new life, survivor, wilderness.
I like film the film because it gives us message that "never give up".
“So now I know what I have to do. I have to keep breathing. And tomorrow the sun will rise, and who knows what the tide will bring in.” (we never know what will happen tomorrow)
" I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful she was with me on that island." (some people are with us whenever we want if they really aren't with us)
"We buried you. There was a coffin, a grave stone... the whole thing" (This scene is so heartless.)
"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself." (reading from a birthday card. It is so meaningful)
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