THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Stranded after a tragic plane crash in the Rocky Mountains two strangers, Alex; played by Kate Winslet and Ben; played by ‘Mandela’ actor Idris Elba must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.
When they realise help isn’t coming instead of going all ‘Alive’ on us, they embark on a terrifying journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness – luckily they have stashes of food, pushing one another to endure terrifying obstacles whilst at the same time igniting an unexpected attraction. Well that’s one way to keep warm!
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Martin ‘The Mountain Between Us’ marks the Hollywood debut of Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, whose feature films ‘Paradise Now’ and ‘Omar’ were both nominated for Foreign Language Oscars.
While these two movies dealt with the conflict in the Middle East, the 55-year-old filmmaker easily makes the transition here to a more romantic feature film. Box office pundits are already anticipating this to be a smash when it is released in the early part of October.
ROCKS RATING: ****