Thursday, June 3, 2010

Six Days Seven Nights (1998) [PG-13] ***

Robin (Anne Heche) is a New York editor for DAZZLE, a women's magazine. Her boyfriend Frank (David Schwimmer) is always surprising her with romantic gestures, but now he's outdone himself... he's taking her to the French Polynesian island of Makatea for a week-long getaway, and to propose to her.

Soon after Robin and Frank arrive on Makatea, however, Robin's boss Marjorie (Allison Janney) calls Robin and asks her to fly back to Papeete for one day to supervise a photo shoot. Since the regular aircraft is laid up for maintenance, Robin is forced to fly with the gruff, heavy-drinking Quinn (Harrison Ford) in his vintage DeHavilland Beaver. And when a storm comes up and lightning hits the plane knocking out the radios, Quinn and Robin are forced to crash-land on an uninhabited tropical island. Most of their time on the island is made up of light, sitcom moments, but the mood briefly turns dark when the pair must outwit and escape from a band of murderous pirates.

Filmed on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, there's beautiful costumes and scenery, the soundtrack is lovely, Jacqueline Obradors is perfect in a supporting role as Quinn's voluptuous girlfriend Angelica, and there's genuine romantic chemistry between Harrison Ford and Anne Heche.

Labels: action, adventure, comedy, flying, romance
Internet Movie Database
Metacritic 51/100
Tomatometer (critics=36, viewers=36)
Wikipedia (caution: spoilers)
The real island of Makatea

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