J.C. Chandor has provided the great Robert Redford with one last Oscar-bait leading man turn in this solo sailor at sea tale. Anybody who is around sailboats will recognize every situation here — the perils of solo voyaging, the limits of what a single-handed sailboat can provide in terms of safety, the resourcefulness it requires when you’re the only source of rescue available when things go wrong.
I live on a boat this size. I know.
This is the Australian trailer for the film. “All is Lost” opens here Oct. 18.