Action / Drama / Sport
Action / Drama / Sport
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.
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For sailing enthusiasts.
As a long-time sailor and racer, I admit that most consider a sailboat
race like watching the grass grow, but they've done a great job of
producing exciting racing scenes, while having so few technical
inaccuracies that the most avid of us keep rewinding to review and
debate. Take good note of the early dinghy racing scenes. I don't
believe they used any trick photography: things really can happen that
Of course, there's a larger set of stories, the classic love stories:
between men and women, of sailing, of ideas, of ideals; the rough
retelling of the Dennis Connor story (though I place Robertson/Weld as
Connor, not Modine/Parker); an accurate representation of the "Old
Boys'" network that *is* big-money yacht racing --I've met "Abigail
Weld" many times; and the "absurdity" of a desert-based effort winning
the Cup, a nod to the Melges' campaign.
The photography is astounding, the character development (the reason
for the film's length) good, and the music complimented everything
That it's "about" sailing will turn many off, but those of us with a
love of the sea and sailing hold this as a classic to be cherished.
A thriller for sailing lovers
When I first saw this film a few years ago I was totally amazed, what
happened to it upon release? Granted, here in the UK I do not know if
it ever got a cinema run, but until it appeared on one of the satellite
channels I'd never even heard of it. What a waste!
The film does a excellent job of dramatizing a sport that on first
appearances to the layman will probably appear boring. A fine balance
has to be drawn between exposition and drama, and I believe Wind
achieves this admirably. This supported by the many friends who have
seen this film upon my recommendation, most with no interest in sailing
The two leads are fine, the Aussie skipper is good fun as a typical
Aussie! The only bad call is the Abigall Weld character - rapidly
becomes annoying and unrealistic.
Where the film scores even better is the superb camera work during the
racing sequences, in particular the aerial shots - quite breathtaking.
No review would be complete without mentioning the films score - quite
simply some of the most uplifting and beautiful music I have ever
Wonderful film, highly recommended.
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A Beautiful And Engrossing Movie
This is one of the movies I never tire of seeing again. Beautiful sailing
scenes, but you don't have to know anything about sailing to appreciate it.
The cast did an earnest and excellent job. It must have been a labor of
love to make. Don't miss it.