Horror


47 Meters Down


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Horror
Runtime:
89 mins
Stars:
Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Director:
Johannes Roberts
Producer:
James Harris, Mark Lane

Content at a Glance

2
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
2
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


kissing by a few couples.

Language


several utterances of o/g and omg as well as the f-word and a few other uses of language.

Violence


several shark attacks with some resulting blood; people are injured and blood is seen.

Drugs


drinking in a few scenes including at a nightclub and a toast with champagne; a few comments about wanting a drink.

Nudity


several women in bikinis; women in swimwear; cleavage; shirtless boy; men and women in shorts.

Other


a woman is heard vomiting; multiple jump scenes; a girl hallucinates due to a nitrate issue with the oxygen tank; a man spits; girls are very frightened.



Synopsis

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.


Movie Message

"47 Meters Down" makes the point, in a big way, that Murphy's law is still around—what can go wrong usually does. In this case, when Kate and her younger sister Lisa decide to go down in a cage under the water to see sharks up close, the winch breaks, and they end up 47 meters down below; hence, the title of the movie. Lisa's boyfriend Stuart had broken up with her because he considered her dull, so she was out to prove him wrong while on vacation with her sister in Mexico. Unfortunately, older sister Kate's idea to go underwater proves to be a bad idea.



The film is suspenseful and builds to several scary moments involving the sharks. The girls face other problems such as getting injured, and of course, what would an underwater film be without the threat of their oxygen running low? When Javier, one of their friends, heads down to help them, he encounters a shark, and things get a lot worse before they improve. There are several jump scenes in the film, mostly involving the sharks, and viewers should be aware of this. Due to the bloody violence and the utterance of some strong language, we are prevented from awarding the picture our Dove Family-Approved Seal. For those who enjoy mystery and suspense, as well as the threat of sharks, this movie is pretty entertaining. It will probably make the viewer ask himself/herself "What fear do I have, and how would I deal with it if confronted with it?"

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