Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) is a surfer who is trying to get away from it all, so she ends up on a remote beach in Mexico. While enjoying the sun and the surf, she is suddenly attacked by a shark and is forced to seek refuge on an isolated rock about 200 yards from the shore. The injured Nancy must then figure out how to survive there alone, and how she can outsmart her circling predator.
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Nancy is in a small bathing suit for most of the movie, however there isn’t any nudity or sexual content. The shark attacks are brief, but disturbing. Nancy also has an open wound on her leg which is pretty bloody in all of the close-ups. The PG-13 rating comes from the two F-words which ClearPlay can easily edit out.
So Does The Shallows Have Any Depth?
The Shallows preyed on my biggest fears. I know that the shark in this movie doesn’t act like a real shark would act, but it acts like a shark from my nightmares. Blake Lively’s performance is actually quite impressive – you really believe that she is in pain and that she is in danger. The ending of this movie is somewhat ridiculous, but overall this movie is an entertaining ride with plenty of scares.
Joel Hilton – ClearPlay Beach Lifeguard
Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language; 86 Mins; Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra