The Beach details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Canet, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton, Daniel York, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Dec 2000|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
What have you done to a Masterpiece story?By kmcca5 from East Sussex , 28 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Danny Boyle and Hollywood have a lot to answer for after butchering Alex Garlands modern classic!
First off DiCaprio hams up the character of Richard. This I dont understand. He is great in so many films! "Basket Ball Diaries", "Whats eating Gilbert grape", "Gangs of New York" and the list goes on. I think it was just awful casting, as the whole point of the Richard's character was that he was a geek! Spotty, ginger geek! That had more chance of loosing his eyesight from shaking hands with the governor of love than pulling the love interest in the story. But give a story to Hollywood and watch them disfigure it almost as much as the moviemakers did to the beach in Thailand to make the film!
Its a shame, because there is so much potential there but it all fails to be delivered in this popcorn oh isnt Leo cute with his top off trash!
There is one redeeming feature in that Robert Carlyle puts in a sterling performance as Daffy. One to avoid if you have read the book or if you actually like good films!
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very darkBy a customer from London, England , 16 Sep 2009It was not my sort of film. I had a very dark ending.
If you've read the book, give this a missBy Aggy (1 review) from wythenshawe , 08 Jun 2009to be fair to the film, it wouldn't have been that bad had i not read the book. the book is a million times better and the to say the film follows it loosely would be an overstatement. i was left massively dissapointed by this film
The BeachBy jojoj (7 reviews) from Wakefield , 03 Jun 2009Fantastic film great performance by De Caprio
Hmm - if you've read the book don't bother watching thisBy a customer from Stroud , 07 Apr 2009Majorly disappointing if you've read the book, as I have and worthy of only 1 star
However, given the breathtaking cinematography, the well appointed cast (except Leo) I have had to give it 1 more star.
The BeachBy a customer from Manchester , 03 Dec 2008A great story line, well played out by all actors.
Leonardo - fantastic as always