Eden (2015 film)

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Eden
Eden (2014) Movie Poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShyam Madiraju
Produced byJaume Collet-Serra
Shyam Madiraju
Nate Parker
Hernany Perla
Juan Sola
Screenplay byMark Mavrothalasitis
Story byNate Parker
StarringNate Parker
Ethan Peck
Jessica Lowndes
Diego Boneta
James Remar
Sung Kang
Mario Casas
Rob Mayes
Eugene Simon
Joey Pollari
Leore Hayon
Music byJosé Villalobos
CinematographyKhalid Mohtaseb
Edited byTodd E. Miller
Sean Valla
Distributed byVoltage Pictures
Release date
  • September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

Eden is a 2015 survival film directed by Shyam Madiraju.[1] The film stars Ethan Peck, Nate Parker, Jessica Lowndes, Diego Boneta, James Remar, and Sung Kang.[2]

Plot[edit]

The story is about a United States men's national soccer team plane that crashes off an uninhabited Malaysian tropical island after a FIFA World Cup match. After crash, several players and crew are dead while some have serious injuries. They find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time soon.

Team spirit evaporates as disagreements cause the group to separate into factions – a violent one lead by an Andreas, and a compassionate one led by a Slim.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Parker presented the idea to Hernany Perla at Lionsgate Films. The two collaborated on the idea until Parker's agents at the William Morris Endeavor sought Mark Mavrothalasitis to write a screenplay.[3] Parker directed a teaser in order to seek funding for the film prior to June 2013 when Ethan Peck, Diego Boneta and Nate Parker were attached to the project.[3] The North American distribution rights were acquired by Vertical Entertainment in February 2015.[2] Voltage Pictures handled international distribution rights at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The film was met with limited negative reviews. As of February 2016, the film does not have an official score at Metacritic because 4 reviews are required. Both of the film's Metacritic reviewers (Michael Rechtshaffen of Los Angeles Times and Chris Packham of The Village Voice) gave the film a 30 score out of 100.[4] Nick Schager of Film Journal International used terms like "insufferable", "third-rate" and "hellish" to summarize the film and described its actors as "lousy".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael (September 17, 2015). "Review Best to vote the hackneyed 'Eden' off the island". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (February 5, 2015). "Berlin: Vertical Buys Ethan Peck-Nate Parker's Thriller 'Eden'". Variety. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kit, Borys (June 27, 2013). "Ethan Peck, Diego Boneta, Nate Parker to Star in Survival Thriller 'Eden' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Eden". Metacritic. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Schager, Nick (September 14, 2015). "Film Review: Eden". Film Journal International. Retrieved February 16, 2016.

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