August 10, 2009
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2009
This oxymoronic Disney reality movie (jeez, that phrase hurts just to think) is a relentlessly upbeat adventure documentary about a group of squeaky-clean college-age kids who get the opportunity to compete in a 2,500-mile ocean sailing race. You’d have to be a major sailing enthusiast with a very high tolerance for bland wholesomeness to give this movie any points. There’s some nice scenery, because it would be difficult with this kind of D-funding to make a bad-looking movie about sailing. But it’s lacking in insight and dramatically dead, and fails to make us care who wins. Skip this ride.