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The Mountain Between Us


This is an okay, if pretty unlikely, story of survival. A small plane crashes high up in the mountains when the pilot suffers a fatal heart attack. The passengers, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, survive, but he is badly hurt. A dog survives, too, and will be important in their later ordeals. They have to make their way down the mountain. It ain’t easy. This was okay until they tacked on a ridiculous “happy ending” that just didn’t work for me.

Having been on a movie shoot, I always wonder about the people behind the camera. It was an ordeal for everyone, as it was shot in an actual location very high up and far from anyplace civilized, and really cold.