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All Is Lost [2013] [PG-13] - 0.4.5



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A man (Robert Redford) in a yacht struggles against the elements and other obstacles while sailing alone in the Indian Ocean. Directed by J.C. Chandor. [1:46]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A huge storm rages at sea and we see a man trying to steer his boat through it; the man puts on his gale suit and goes outside to attach a storm jib; he is thrown off the boat and into the water but is tethered to the boat so he is pulled alongside the boat until he gets back onboard as winds blow and lightning flashes.
 During a huge storm a man's boat is tossed around violently, then overturned and the man is thrown around inside the boat (it rights itself). A man on a boat looks trough a window and sees a huge wave approaching, he goes on deck and is washed overboard as the boat overturns; he grabs hold of a railing and is pulled along as the boat rights itself.
 A man bangs his head on a pole inside a boat and falls unconscious (we see a deep, bloody gash on his head) and wakes up with a lot of water in the boat; he pours antiseptic on his head wound and puts a bandage on it.
 A man reels in a fish on a line and a shark jumps out of the water to get it before the man can retrieve it. We see many sharks circling a life raft from under the water. We see a barracuda chasing a school of fish from under the water.
 We see water pouring into a ship and a huge gash in its side; the man onboard investigates and sees that a shipping container has lodged itself in the side of his boat and he eventually separates the two, pumps the water out of his boat and patches the hole in the hull. A life raft begins taking on water as a storm approaches and a man inside the raft is thrown around as the raft is overturned; he gets back into the raft.
 A man tries to get the attention of cargo ships passing him in a life raft, by using a flare gun and waving his arms (no luck). A man puts a life raft out and climbs inside it. A man re-enters a nearly submerged boat and gathers supplies; he gets out of the boat just before it sinks.
 A man collapses when he goes below deck after fighting a storm, and then makes his way to a sink where he vomits (we see spray). A man drinks water that has been contaminated by salt water and spits it out. A man jumps into the water and sinks while looking up at the surface. A man's life raft catches fire and he jumps out and into the water.
 A man puts his hand in the water, reaching for another man and they grasp hands. A man pulls himself up a mast using a pulley and repairs connections at the top. A man stranded on a boat tries to radio for help, but has no power. We see ship wreckage accompanied by a man's voice over reading a letter (presumably to his family) saying, "I'm sorry" and "All is lost. I will miss you."

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 4 scatological terms (3 not fully enunciated), 1 religious exclamation (God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks a couple of glasses of alcohol.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sailing long distances alone, shipwrecks, fear, survival techniques.

MESSAGE - Sailing alone is very risky.

Special Keywords: S0 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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