The Mountain Between Us | Chicago Reader

The Mountain Between Us

A hardened photojournalist (Kate Winslet), grounded by bad weather at an Idaho airport, partners with a British neurosurgeon (Idris Elba) to hire a private plane, and after it crashes in Utah's frozen Uinta Mountains, they face injuries, exposure, dwindling supplies, and wild animals. They fall in love too, but if I were in their shoes, I'd be thinking Donner party, not pajama party. Palestinian firebrand Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) directed a script by Hollywood hands Chris Weitz (About a Boy) and J. Mills Goodloe (Everything, Everything); these might seem like strange bedfellows, yet the movie works as far-fetched escapism with some genuinely moving moments.

Credits

Director:

  • Hany Abu-Assad

Cast:

  • Kate Winslet
  • Idris Elba
  • Beau Bridges
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Linda Sorensen
  • Vincent Gale
  • Marci T. House
  • Dania Nassar
  • Lee Majdoub
  • Andres Joseph
  • Nancy Sivak
  • Bethany Brown
  • Orval Roberts

Producers:

  • Peter Chernin
  • Jenno Topping
  • David Ready
  • Becki Trujillo
  • Fred Berger

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