What would happen if two stars who had skyrocketed through young-adult films were brought together? Adrift is the answer. Yes, this romantic drama film currently showing at Cinemaxx Theater and CGV Cinemas Indonesia unites Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley. Which, previously, was famous through the franchises of The Hunger Games (2012) and Divergent (2014).

Adrift itself is based on a true story. This film tells the struggle of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and her fiancé: Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin). Which, in September 1983, was adrift in the middle of the ocean. Due to a big storm.

Tami and Richard are a pair of young people who really like adventures in the ocean. You could say, they are experienced sailors. Both try to find the meaning of life by going on trips and adventures.

After six months of sailing, Tami and Richard then committed to crossing the high seas: the Pacific Ocean. As far as 6,500 km. From Tahiti to San Diego, California. By using the Hazana yacht. Which is only 13 meters long.

Even though it’s just the two of them, Tami and Richard are determined to complete their mission. However, it turned out that the universe had other plans. While engrossed in wading through the ocean, nature seemed to test the strength of Tami and Richard’s love by sending Hurricane Raymond. What is touted as one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded. The Hazana ship was destroyed. The same goes for radios and other means of communication: Broken.

Long story short, after 27 hours of unconsciousness, Tami woke up. Then he found Richard badly injured. In the middle of the ocean. No hope of being helped by others. The guest must also rely on the strength of his heart. She is determined to save herself and the only man she loves.

The story of the Adrift film is indeed focused on the struggle of Tami. Yang survives and continues the voyage after her lover is injured when their ship is hit by a storm. The true story, in fact, had already been published in a book. Titled: Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea (2002). Written by Tami herself.

Yes. Tami Lee Oldham Ashcraft, in the end, did survive. After drifting for 41 days in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he made it to Hilo Island, Hawaii. With minimal equipment.

Btw, despite having played many films, for Shailene Woodley, the preparation to star in Adrift was the toughest in her career. Maybe Dilan won’t be strong either. One of the reasons, the sad-eyed super beautiful actress must undergo a strict diet.

For two weeks, Shailene Woodley ate only a can of salmon, boiled broccoli, and two egg yolks. Every day. Which totals only 350 calories. In fact, he often couldn’t sleep because he was hungry. Finally, the 26-year-old girl only drank a glass of wine.

The strict diet must be followed to change Shailene’s physical appearance. Woodley. Because his body must look strong, but hungry. As experienced by Tami in the true story. The shooting process for Adrift itself took place in Fiji. In July 2017.

By Fatrick