Cast Away came out in 2000 to glowing reviews. I thought the movie was all hype and I never watched it. I had seen a few bits and pieces on television but had never actually seen the movie in it's entirety. This past week, we finally set down to watch...
Chuck is a high level executive for the worldwide shipping company, Fed Ex. On Christmas Eve he's told that he is needed in Malaysia. He says goodbye to his long term girlfriend, Kelly (Helen Hunt) at their Memphis home and gets on a plane to head over the Pacific. When a massive storm puts their plane off course, Chuck realizes they could be in real danger. The pilots are unable to control the plane and they end up crashing into the ocean. Chuck is the only one to get out that he can see and he lands on an uninhibited island.
He'll have to wait it out for help. In the meantime he'll have to learn how to survive. He'll need food, water and fire. Three things that he'll have to really work to get. As packages begin to surface on the island, he starts collecting them. Time passes and the packages stop coming. He also starts to realize that help isn't coming. The entire time he thinks about his girlfriend Kelly. She is also he can focus on to stay calm.
I'm actually really glad I waited so long to see this movie. I thought it was really good but at the same time it was long. It was also a little awful to watch in parts because of how sad it was for Chuck. If you haven't watched... check it out.