The Mountain Between Us is now playing in theaters across the nation and Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are earning rave reviews for their gripping performances. There’s no question that The Mountain Between Us faces stiff competition with Blade Runner 2049 also opening this weekend, but we predict that The Mountain Between Us will hold steady and be a success in the long run. At 1 hour and 44 minutes long, the movie is considerably shorter than Blade Runner 2049, but with Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and acclaimed actor Idris Elba at the helm, we aren’t worried.
In addition to Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, Beau Bridges, and Dermot Mulroney are also in the movie. Filming took place on real mountains in Canada and the two deliver critically acclaimed and emotionally wrenching performances.
Kate Winslet plays Alex Martin and Idris Elba plays Ben Bass. The two are strangers who are on a private chartered flight. Ben is a surgeon trying to make it to a critical surgery while Alex is about to get married and is desperately trying to make it home.
After their schedules fall through, it seems that the chartered flight is a life saver, but instead, it becomes a disaster. The plane crashes and Ben and Alex must battle the elements in order to survive.
The Mountain Between Us is based on the eponymous novel by Charles Martin. Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, Paradise, and The Idol) directed the film and he spoke about the chemistry Kate Winslet and Idris Elba had on the screen that determined their casting.
He also said that when you work with actors as notable as Winslet and Elba, you don’t audition them, but rather they audition you.
The Mountain Between Us has a fresh score of 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. The belief is that some audience members might find the original plot a bit unbelievable, therefore they aren’t giving it high ratings. However; critics say that Kate Winslet and Idris Elba deliver gripping portrayals of characters facing a life and death situation and the fight for survival.
Do you plan to see The Mountain Between Us in theaters? While Blade Runner 2049 is slated to win the weekend, early projections are The Mountain Between Us should come in second.