Cast Away
2000
****
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Lari White, Chris Noth

Robert Zemeckis’ drama starts with a horrific plane crash, which leaves the protagonist alone on a desert island. What follows is a gripping depiction of perseverance and loneliness. Tom Hanks is solo acting for most of the film, and he is magnificent. Unfortunately Zemeckis doesn’t quite know where and when to end his film.