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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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Hany Abu-Assad

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Kate Winslet ... Alex Martin
Idris Elba ... Ben Bass
Beau Bridges ... Walter
Dermot Mulroney ... Mark
Linda Sorensen ... Pamela
Vincent Gale ... Airline Customer Service
Marci T. House ... Airline Rep
Dania Nassar Dania Nassar ... Female Patient (Mrs. Qabbani)
Lee Majdoub ... Translator
Andres Joseph ... Dinner Guest
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Nurse
Bethany Brown ... New York Waiter
Orval Roberts Orval Roberts ... Logging Truck Driver
Raleigh Raleigh ... Dog
Austin Austin ... Dog
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Storyline

After their flight is canceled due to stormy weather, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin hire private pilot Walter to get them to Denver for connecting flights to Alex's wedding in New York and Ben's emergency surgery appointment in Baltimore. Walter, who has not filed a flight plan, suffers a fatal stroke mid-flight, and the plane crashes on a mountaintop in the High Uintas Wilderness. Ben, Alex, and Walter's dog survive the crash with various injuries..

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What if your life depended on a stranger?


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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A running joke between the cast and crew was that Kate Winslet should get a credit in all the film departments, because she was focused on every single detail of the film. See more »

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Mountain lions are stalk-and-ambush predators requiring heavy vegetation in which to hide, and so would not wander around above the treeline. See more »

Quotes

Ben Bass: If we stay here we're safe. If we leave, search and rescue, they're less likely to find us.
Alex Martin: Look, I don't want to die up here because you're too scared to take a risk. We have to do something.
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Soundtracks

Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in B Minor, BWV 1014: I. Adagio
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Ramin Djawadi
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Gorgeous cinematography and a cute dog.
10 October 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Two factors save The Mountain Between Us from romantic oblivion: Breathtaking cinematography (Mandy Walker) and two fine actors, Idris Elba as Ben and Kate Winslet as Alex. They are lost in the cold snow somewhere in the mountains of Idaho or Colorado after a small plane accident, but fortunately he's a neurosurgeon and she's a plucky photographer. Lucky about his medical skills.

If Nicholas Sparks could do lost in the snow, then he could have written this rather trite and predictable romance. Why wouldn't they fall in love with no one else around and such attractive people to boot? That they both are vulnerable becomes obvious; that they will fall in love is a given of the genre and maybe of survival itself when there's no one else around.

Lest I forget, a lovable dog also is a tie to bind. To be fair, director Hany Abu-Assad and his writers J.Mills Goodloe and Chris Weitz keep the real romance from happening through at least half the film. During that blessed time we can enjoy the spectacle and the survival techniques. Always with the thought of what we would do in those circumstances.

More outrageous than the clichéd circumstance is the fact that she needs medical help consistently where he just needs it toward the end. Why then does the old trope of the damsel in distress come to mind? Why not,in a film shameless with tear jerking.

He just lost his wife, and she doesn't seem overly joyed about her impending wedding and her husband, Mark (Dermot Mulroney). So you know what's going to happen right to the end.

I am happy to see Canada so beautifully captured on the screen. As for me, I felt captured in a melodramatic survival story from which I needed rescue.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,551,336, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$30,348,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,832,209
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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