Rent The Beach (2000)

3.3 of 5 from 154 ratings
1h 55min
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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...
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Andrew MacDonald
John Hodge, Alex Garland
20th Century Fox
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
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115 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
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Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Director's Commentary
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Another world! - The Beach review by CP Customer

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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.

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Watchable if implausible Danny Boyle film based on the 1997 novel - The Beach review by PV

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This film is annoying and entertaining. I actually read the novel by the very well-connected Alex Garland in 1997 - and this fits with most (not all) of it. Garland also wrote the very derivative but excellent Danny Boyle film 28 DAYS LATER. and now seems to focus on writing/directing science fiction movies. Maybe I'll sell my first edition novel on the back of this though LOL.

Leonardo di Caprio is perfectly cast as is Tilda Swinton who is perfect as the deeply manipulative hippy leader of the beach people. So accurate how hippies despite all the talk of love and peace, really just want money and power.

I have never been to Thailand - I am just off the age group who went there in the 90s as Alex Garland did. The whole dope-smoking culture I find boring and the beach rave culture stuff - like some parts of this movie.

But overall, watchable., though hardly realistic or plausible.

3 stars

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