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As soon as I heard the door open and heard that phony sugar sweet voice saying hi to everyone I just knew this week was going to be hell My boyfriends prissy goody two-shoed know-it-all aunt came into town and somehow I needed to make an escape After being ordered around in my own house she finally suggested something Id enjoy a movie She had chosen Cast Away which was the perfect choice considering Id rather be stranded on a deserted island than with her As soon as the movie started I completely absorbed myself and soon forgot she was even in the same room The year is 1995 and Tom Hanks plays an overworked Federal Express executive whose mantra is to do anything necessary to get a package to its destination on time While enjoying Christmas dinner with his girlfriend and family he is called away to Malaysia A short time later he is airborne flying through stormy skies over the South Pacific Hanks and his crew loose their coordinates and then theres and explosion which sends the plane careening into the water Luckily he makes it ashore using an inflatable raft after spending the night basking among the stormy waves He awakes to the popping of his raft on the rocks and finds himself the lone visitor to a deserted tropical island where he learns that the trappings of civilization is far more difficult than its made out to be When the previews first came out for Cast Away an adventure genre category film Baran 55 I thought it was just a billion dollar Survivor imitation But I found that its characteristics were that of a very realistic creation and thoroughly shows how just opening a coconut can be quite herculean The conventions which show distinctive
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