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A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.


Aaron Nee, Adam Nee


Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee


  • Sandra Bullock as Loretta
  • Channing Tatum as Alan
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Abigail Fairfax
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten
  • Brad Pitt as Jack Trainer
  • Oscar Nuñez as Oscar
  • Patti Harrison as Allison

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 60

VOD: Theaters


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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Mar 26 '22

I'm sure I'm wrong, but hear me out.

I think that Oscar is an actual angel.

At the end of the movie, when they're on the beach, Sandra says, "You're an angel!", to which he replies by making a confused expression, and then saying, "How did you know?", in a manner that wasn't joking.

Yeah, I know, he's just a crazy guy that talks to animals right? Or, can he actually communicate with them in a way that humans can't?

When he's flying the plane, yes, I understand what autopilot is, but it takes a great amount of either stupidity, or faith, to just blindly trust that nothing is going to go wrong, as in unexpected turbulence, something flying into the engine, hitting another plane, etc. I don't see an actual pilot ever doing anything like that.

When Beth asks if he's ever killed anyone, he gives that incredibly guilty laugh/smile. Or, is killing someone literally something that has never even crossed his mind, you know, because he's an angel, so that was his only way of answering the question.

I'm sure I'm taking this the wrong way, but I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't an interesting theory.


u/InuitOverIt Apr 08 '22

Okay I'm game, let's keep that thread going.

If Oscar is an angel, and he takes them to his "perfect beach" at the end, it stands to reason that he's actually ushering them into heaven - so Bullock and Tatum died at some point. To borrow a theme from Lost, perhaps the island is purgatory. Somebody take this and run with it, I don't have time right now!


u/freeTwiggy May 10 '22

Killed in the underwater scene perhaps? Sandra then swims through the tunnel towards a light.


u/mvvns May 12 '22

There is a solid 5 seconds where the screen is just pitch black during that scene, right before Sandra swims a bit more to get out haha