Against the Current

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  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.1  (1,283)

Against the Current is a drama film released in 2009, directed by Peter Callahan. The movie follows the story of Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes), a failed investment banker who embarks on an ambitious journey to swim the length of the Hudson River, starting from the northern end of the river, at Lake Tear of the Clouds and ending at the southern end, New York City.

Paul's motivation behind this decision is not just to set a world record, but also to come to terms with the death of his friend and former partner in a wild churning torrent that they once swam together. Paul is haunted by his friend's death and believes that the river has some answers for his emotional turmoil.

Accompanying him on his epic journey are two women: Kate (Samantha Sherman), a young, enthusiastic filmmaker who is documenting the journey, and Liz (Pell James), a childhood friend of Paul's and his support crew on the river.

As they embark on the journey, they face many obstacles such as strong currents, harsh weather, and even physical injuries. Despite the challenges, Paul is determined to swim the entire length of the river, even when Kate begins to question his motives and Liz starts to worry about his physical and emotional wellbeing.

As they travel down the river, they encounter other characters such as a group of environmentalists who are fighting to save the river and its wildlife, and a man who claims to be a psychic and offers Paul some insights into his past and future.

As they approach the end of their journey, Paul is forced to confront his past and his inner demons. He must make a decision about what he wants to do with his life and how he can move forward without guilt and fear.

Against the Current is a thought-provoking film that explores themes of grief, self-discovery, and redemption. Joseph Fiennes gives a powerful performance as Paul, portraying his inner conflict and emotional turmoil convincingly. Samantha Sherman and Pell James also deliver strong performances as the two women who accompany him on his journey.

The film's cinematography is one of its highlights, capturing the scenic beauty of the Hudson River and the surrounding towns and landscape. The soundtrack is another standout feature, with an eclectic mix of indie music and traditional folk songs that perfectly complement the visuals.

In conclusion, Against the Current is a gripping drama that engages the audience with its powerful exploration of human emotions and self-discovery. It is a tribute to the beauty and majesty of the Hudson River and the resilience of the human spirit. It is an inspiring movie that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

Against the Current is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Against the Current
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    6.1  (1,283)