The Mountain Between Us, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, and based mostly on the guide of the identical identify by Charles Martin, aspires to each the survivalist and romance genres. The story follows surgeon Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and photojournalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet), who every have urgent causes to fly by a winter storm that grounds all planes on the airport in Salt Lake City the place they’re stranded—Alex as a result of she’s getting married, and Ben as a result of he’s scheduled to carry out surgical procedure on a ten-year-old boy. For no matter cause, Alex brings Ben alongside together with her when she charters a small personal plane. Unfortunately, the 2 strangers find yourself crashing on a Utah mountaintop.

After spending three days recovering, the pair embark on a three-week journey to security. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t fairly succeed at portraying the challenges of putting up with such a punishing, frigidly chilly surroundings. Despite missing fundamental survival expertise, Ben and Alex breeze by every of Mother Nature’s challenges and nonetheless have sufficient vitality left over to throw some tongue-in-cheek jokes one another’s approach. While humor is likely to be a really useful psychological instrument whereas making an attempt to remain alive, the movie doesn’t convincingly painting the perils of the unforgiving wilderness. As such, Ben and Alex’s survival doesn’t really feel earned, which in flip causes the central romance to fall flat.

Nature survivalists will scoff at this film, however most audiences will nonetheless have the ability to benefit from the endearing performances by Elba and Winslet. Together, they carry the spare and uninspired script to life with their nuanced appearing. Combined with the breathtaking surroundings, The Mountain Between Us is value watching in the event you’re a fan of the movie’s solid.