Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Beach (2000)

Directed by Danny Boyle

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen


An interesting blend of Mosquito Coast, Lord of the Flies, and Rambo. A must-see for every backpacker, as it really captures the essence of the experience. A lot of Richard’s philosophies are spot on.

Leo’s getting better, defining a real persona for himself. His chiseled but youthful appearance and goofy demeanor are a wonderful combination. Nice to see Swinton making the move to mainstream cinema. Sammy Sosa in a supporting role.

The kissing scene in the water was magical. The club music is unusual but works unusually well. A further exploration of Richard’s video game obsession (as there seems to be in the book) would have made the video game forest sequence a little less weird.

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