Perhaps the most underrated film of the 1990s. The ever-brilliant Bridges and an Oscar-nominated Rosie Perez play traumatized survivors of a jet crash (terrifyingly rendered), who teach each other how to live again. It sounds like an early take on the TV hit Lost, but this darkly comic and emotionally bruising film is alive with fresh provocations. Bridges goes to dark places that lesser actors would run from, helping director Peter Weir achieve moments of astonishing beauty and terror.
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