What shot this movie down for me was the
frustrating, lazy script that did not have enough information
about the paper-thin characters. You need to know more than just
The story just didn't give enough details
about anything, and I felt myself dissatisfied, which makes for
a confusing ending.
If you left out the story, this film would
make a great travel log, with glorious tropical backdrops which
are spectacular. But that alone is just not enough for me.
Need a little romance in your life? Are
you willing to spend a few hours with Leonardo De Caprio on a
Well, if you answered yes to either of
these questions, you will be very disappointed if you see The
Beach--a beautiful travelogue bogged down by a cliched script
and delivering little more than a picture postcard tour of paradise.
Save your money and take a real vacation.
The Beach is about a dream of youth and
the longing to stay young.
Everyone is young and good looking in this
film, and they skip, prance, and frolic on the beach all day.
The dream becomes a nightmare, and the consequences of a society
based entirely on pleasure falls apart, with drug use and violence
What I really didn't like was the way the
movie lurches from event to event. There's too much the picture
wants to fit in, in too short of a time period.