The wonderful and uplifting story of Diana Nyad, who decides at 60 to complete her lifelong ambition, to swim from Cuba to Florida, a feat she couldn't achieve aged 28.
Netflix haven't had the best time of it this year, but they certainly pulled it out of the bag with this one, it's a cracking movie.
It's uplifting, it's daring, it's an adventure, a truly motivational story. Both Annette Bening and Jodie Foster are tremendous 8n third respective roles.
Now, I know it's superficial to comment on people's appearances, but can I just say how wonderful it is to see two natural looking actresses, for real, how refreshing.
I loved the music throughout the film, some real classics were chosen, including The Sound of Silence.
Reviewed by martinpersson979 / 10
Well acted, Oscar worthy
This incredibly film is definitely very much deserving of all the praise it has gotten, and one I could very well see win an Oscar, for sure.
The actors, all of them very established and great names, all do an incredible job, truly career defining, which is no faint praise in this case.
All of this accompined by a great script, very emotional, and capturing the biographical story wonderfully.
The cinematography, cutting and editing is great, very beautifully put together overall.
All around a stellar feature, and my only regret is that I was unable to watch it in theaters. Very much recommended for any lover of film!
Reviewed by Ameliex9 / 10
Your soul ignited by a purpose, a mission
This movie is about Diana Nyad who at the age of 64 years old swam from Havana, Cuba to Key West in Florida. A real story by the way and not fiction.
She didn't try this once or twice, she did this five times, and on her 5th try, she fulfilled her DREAM.
What an incredible woman with that kind of willpower.
Once in a while, I feel we humans need to watch these kinds of movies to refill our souls/minds with ''you can do it too, don't give up''.
Whatever we humans go through, whatever we struggle with, when we see these kinds of movies, it ignites some kind of fire in us to continue to do the things we need to do. To continue to go after our dreams and if we fall down, it's ok, and let's get up again and continue.
I have no idea what kind of fire Diana had inside her to keep going after this dream, but she went for it and fulfilled her dream.
I always wonder what kind of superpower these folks have that goes after this stuff and doesn't give up.
Diana is truly an extraordinary human, with some kind of spirit that doesn't know what ''comfortable'' means. Imagine swimming in harsh environments out there in the ocean. Incredible.
This movie was great!
Whoever cast Annette Bening and Jodie Foster for these roles, should get gold medals! Annette and Jodie were perfect for these roles!