Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
  • Time: 101 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

Storyline:

Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can’t refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements – at least to start with.

One review

  • Six Days Seven Nights is a nice movie to watch when it is raining out or nothing is on TV. The plot is nothing above the standard action-adventure plot but the acting does help move this movie above average.

    From time to time Harrison Ford, who plays Quinn, has to remind us that he is a great actor, not just an action-adventure star. He has had non-action films over the years from “Regarding Henry” to “Sabrina” to “Working Girl”. He turns in the usual gruff Indiana Jones role he is known for here. Yes, the movie has some action parts to it but it is not the focus and seems to be just filler.

    Anne Heche, who plays Robin, turns in what has to be the best acting ever in film. At the time this film came out she came out and had a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres for several years. Never in the film do you get the sense that she is not into Harrison as their fighting turns into love. If that isn’t the best acting I don’t know what is. You really can’t fake screen chemistry and she and Harrison actually have it. It is a shame that her career took a nose dive after this movie when she had issues with substance abuse and the tabloids.

    David Schwimmer, plays Robin’s fiance Frank Martin. In a sub plot he thinks Robin is dead and he ends up sleeping with Quinn’s girl friend Angelica. His acting is really not that much different than his character on the TV show “Friends”.

    Angelica, played by Jacqueline Obradors is a treat as the oversexed dancer who thinks everyone has sex after a funeral (that was the best line in my view).

    As I said the plot was pretty much by the numbers which is a shame because with it being Directed by Ivan Reitman I thought there might be some extremely goofy moments he has been known for in other films. It is a shame the script wasn’t better.

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