47 Meters Down (2017)
February 25, 2023 5:43 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Two sisters (Mandi Moore, Claire Holt) on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.

Also starring Matthew Modine.

Written and directed by Johannes Roberts.

52% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
This is a shark predicament movie. You know what those are. If you don't go for those, this one will not change your mind. If you do go for those on occasion, this is a better than average one. The sharks look real, the underwater footage seems very realistic, Mandi Moore is a very solid actress and so is the woman playing her sister. Some effort is made for Mandi Moore's character to have some character development. It's predictable, but done with enough proficiency that the shark scares are involving and make you jump a bit.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:48 PM on February 25, 2023

Looks like fun! I'll add it to my Hulu list. I'm guessing this movie happens in a universe where decompression stops while diving are less important. Also, I love the genre description of "shark predicament movie."
posted by rmd1023 at 4:43 AM on February 26, 2023

To me, a "predicament movie" is one where thrre isn't so much a plot as people stuck in a predicament. In this case, the predicament is sharks.

he bends and nitrogen narcosis are both major plot points, actually.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:05 AM on February 26, 2023

Really? Oh, how excellent. Thanks!
posted by rmd1023 at 8:25 AM on February 27, 2023

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