The opening scenes of the movie Adrift (2018) are riveting and sobering. The lead character, Tami Oldham, wakes up in the the flooded cabin of the sailboat she had set out across the ocean in with her lover. He was no where to be found. And she was alone.
Oldham would eventually spend 41 days lost at sea in a desperate gambit for survival.
I opened up my full review (published in 2018) with:
The intensity ratchets up somewhat late in the survival movie Adrift, a largely true account of 24-year-old Tami Oldham’s 41 harrowing days stranded at sea. The magnitude of Oldham’s (now Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s) accomplishment is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit when facing seemingly impossible odds. This story is told well in Adrift although the intensity of the film might challenge those who have actually experienced trauma in the outdoors or in isolation.Source: Samuel R. Staley Adrift Testifies to the Strength of the Human Spirit
I stand by these comments. Adrift remains, in my opinion, one of the best contemporary movies on sailing and maritime adventure.