Leonardo DiCaprio is electrifying in this adrenaline-drenched, tantalizingly seductive thriller from the director of Trainspotting, Richard (DiCaprio) a young American backpacker, is willing to risk his life for just one thing: that mind-blowing rush you can only get from braving the ultimate adventure. But on a secret, deceptively perfect beach, he'll soon discover that, as the level of intensity rises and the stakes climb higher, desire grows stronger... and danger grows deeper. Co-starring gorgeous Virginie Ledoyen, this 'Journey to the unexpected, full of surprises, twists and turns, love and romance, lust and desire' (Maria Sallas) explores the hidden perils and dark places that lurk just beyond the shores of paradise...
I'd heard about this film but never actually got around to watching it until now. And since it was out in 2000 I should have watched it by now. But 10 years on and i'm regretting not watching it sooner!
Danny Boyle did a fantastic job of taking you to another world almost but still making it believable. The Beach focuses on a man's journey to something beyond belief. I thought DiCaprio's performance was one of the best I've seen by him. He held the film the entire time and I couldn't take my eyes of the screen.
Fantastic casting. Great cinematography. A must see for Danny Boyle fans.