Young Woman and The Sea

Young Woman and The Sea

The story of the record-making swimmer's successful 1926 crossing of the English Channel, offering insight into the significance of her accomplishment, the personal price she paid for her achievement, and her abrupt subsequent departure from the public eye.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 129 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Jeanette Hain, Ethan Rouse, Sava Dragunchev, Robert Eades, Tessa Bonham Jones, Olive Elise Abercrombie, Lilly Aspell, Hyoie O'Grady, Trevor Van Uden, Brian Caspe, Velizar Binev, John Carew, Laila Barwick, Owen Davis, J.R. Esposito
  • Director: Joachim Rønning
  • donmurray29 - 12 June 2024
    A very fine true life film with real stakes in it
    Giving this a 8/ 10

    Another good Disney film that is doing the rounds, is this, true life tale of a sheer bravery and showing the world what you can do. In 1926, Trudy Ederle, attempts the hard task of swimming the English Cannel, which, as the film points out, will and has taken many lives in the process. And swimming is can be a very dangerous sport, no mistake about it.

    Another film based on a book about a person, nothing new here, but the film itself is nothing short of marvellous in it's acting, from Daisy Ridley, who really commands the screen, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Stephen Graham, really do deliver some excellent work along with Jeanette Hain, who is the backbone of the film.

    Director Joachim Rønning, gives us these pale blues and greys though out the movie, only with some dashes of colour of life, outside the water, done masterfully, from a very good story and script from Jeff Nathanson and Glenn Stout. There is no shying away of what is at stake in this film, and showing it, which is super brave on all accounts, let alone making a film like this come out at summer time, as it is way different to what is showing right now, and better for it. A another fine film for summer 2024.