The Shallows is a 2016 American survival horror thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Anthony Jaswinski and starring Blake Lively. In the film, a surfer gets stranded 200 yards from shore, and must use her wits and determination to survive a great white shark attack. Principal photography began in October 2015 in New South Wales, Australia.
The film was released in the United States on June 24, 2016 by Columbia Pictures. The film received positive reviews and grossed over $119 million against a $17 million budget, becoming a box office success.
Shortly after the death of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach in Mexico, the same beach her mother visited while she was pregnant with Nancy. Carlos (Oscar Jaenada), a friendly local resident, gives her a ride and drops her off at the beach. Nancy joins two other locals, and the three surf for several hours. Taking a break from surfing, Nancy video-chats with her sister Chloe (Sedona Legge). When she talks to her father (Brett Cullen) in an emotional and strained conversation, it is revealed that her mother’s death caused Nancy to consider dropping out of medical school.
While surfing one last time for the day, Nancy notices the carcass of a large humpback whale nearby. As she rides the last wave back to the beach, a large great white shark bumps her off her surfboard and bites her leg. Nancy climbs onto the whale carcass, but the shark rams it from underneath, forcing her to swim to an isolated rock. She uses her surfboard strap to slow the bleeding on her leg. Later she uses her jewelry to put rudimentary stitches in place to hold her torn skin together. Nancy is left alone when the unaware locals leave the beach, and she spends the night on the rock with a wounded seagull, whom she names Steven Seagull. The next morning, a drunk local man on the beach begins stealing Nancy’s belongings. While wading out into shallow water to steal Nancy’s surfboard, he is killed by the shark. Several hours later, the two locals Nancy had surfed with the day before return. They get into the water before Nancy can warn them away, and are also killed by the shark.
One of the local surfers was wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet. When he was attacked by the shark, his helmet came off and floated to the surface. Nancy later sees the helmet floating in the water. After some struggle she is able to retrieve it and to leave messages for her sister and father as well as information about the shark attack and her location.
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