Backcountry

Backcountry

DVD - 2015
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It follows a busy executive and her sporadically employed boyfriend who take a break from city living for a few days of camping. When they have an unsettling encounter with a stranger wandering through the woods alone, they take an impromptu detour that leaves them at the mercy of the wilderness and its ferocious inhabitants.
Publisher: New York, NY: IFC Midnight, 2015
ISBN: 9786316164636
6316164637
Branch Call Number: DVD BACK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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JackPurcell
Oct 09, 2016

Bloody unlikely.

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ONENOW
Sep 22, 2016

I thought the movie was sensationalism of the worst kind. While certain elements of the story were true, this movie had too many artistic liberties and way too many cliches to be worthwhile. We did not even choose to finish the movie, choosing instead to read the actual story. I would recommend you find another use for your 92 minutes.

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chriscoleman
Aug 07, 2016

This was my favorite film from 2015 and my favorite bear film. A couple from Toronto, Alex and Jen, go on a weekend trip camping. Alex chooses the place, a mountain he went to as a child. The ranger tells them some of the areas of the park are closed off, but Alex wants to propose at the lake he went to as a child so he ignores the ranger's warning. He also takes Jen's cell phone out of her pack and leaves it in the car. The first night they meet a backpacker from Ireland who is insulting and rude and makes several passes at Jen. They fight the second day and Alex is afraid to admit that he is hopelessly lost. They unwittingly walk off trail and into the home territory of a mankilling bear. That first day Alex smashed his toe by dropping their canoe on it and it's been bleeding. Bears smell blood like sharks do, from miles away. So they are being stalked. The second night, the bear attacks their food bag strung up in a tree and Alex tells Jen it's raccoons. That third day is when they reach the end of what he thinks is the trail and there is no lake anywhere in sight. They are hopelessly lost with no phone. The bear catches up with them that night and again the next morning. It's graphic but not nearly as graphic as it could've been. Much of it is sound and the visuals are left to your imagination. Alex did everything wrong. Jen did everything right. It should be no surprise who lives and who dies.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Mar 04, 2016

A good reminder for all who backpack to not become complacent about wild life dangers. Don't take your safe travels to date for granted that all trips in the future will be threat-free.

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hammer59
Feb 18, 2016

Whoa!

Definitely NOT boring. Believable and interesting story. Looks pretty real.

Well done.

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jamasian_man
Nov 25, 2015

Not an effective survival thriller. The way they get lost is very cliche, and there are long stretches of nothing happening. Watch The Edge instead

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