Two strangers headed from Salt Lake City to Baltimore -- one a surgeon who has to perform an operation (Idris Elba), the other a photojournalist who's about to get married (Kate Winslet) -- hail a chartered flight together after their initial travel plans fall through. Unfortunately, they end up stranded on a snowy mountain when their plane crashes, and soon realize they must trek to safety since no one is coming to rescue them. Based on the novel by Charles Martin. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad.~Jack Rodgers
Great movie to watch on a cold winter day! Casting Kate Winslet and Idris Elba was a stroke of genius. They look like an odd pairing in the beginning but watching the movie as it progressed, it was perfect casting. Elba's physicality adds to he realism that he really could lift and drag Kate Winslet's character through the deep snow. The inevitable happy ending was sealed after both struggle to survive the plane crash and the challenges they faced to be rescued. If you invested that much bonding with another human being, one can't help falling for each other, especially after so much hardship and close to death encounters. The stark beauty of a hostile mountain range in the winter is a sight to behold but oh so awfully dangerous. Surviving the elements together makes a great love story.
A beautiful drama that pulls at the heart strings.
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
The Mountain Between Us is a drama, disaster, and romance movie based on the novel of the same name. It is a movie about a surgeon performed by Idris Elba and a journalist performed by Kate Winslet who survive a private airplane crash with the pilot's dog after the pilot has a stroke. They are stranded with injuries and severe weather conditions in the High Uintas Wilderness. Unfortunately, the pilot did not file a flight plan so no one knows where they are. Even though they were strangers when they met, the ordeal leads them to depend on each other for survival, and brings them closer. This is a movie about survival and trust in others.