3393. Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)

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7.0 Pleasantly old-fashioned
  • Acting 7.4
  • Directing 7.0
  • Story 6.7
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Starring: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

Director: Ivan Reitman

Running Time: 98 mins


Six Days, Seven Nights is an American film about a pilot and a woman in a long-term relationship who crash land on a desert island together. As they fight to find a way to survival, their bond grows ever stronger.

A largely inoffensive romantic comedy with a healthy dollop of Hollywood adventure thrown into the mix, Six Days, Seven Nights is nothing spectacular, but it does have a distinct old-fashioned charm to it.

Perhaps it’s because the premise is so clichéd, or the fact that there are more From Here To Eternity references here than original ideas, but Six Days, Seven Nights does feel like a classic, innocent Hollywood movie.

The story is simple. Two people don’t really get on, they crash land on a desert island, they fall in love. Simple, predictable, and with a dynamic duo like Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in the lead roles, perfectly pleasant.

Really, though, Ford and Heche carry this film on their backs throughout, with good charisma making even their cheesy bickering scenes before they fall in love entertaining, and a nice dynamic when it comes to the equally soppy romance part of the movie.

With the exception of the bizarrely hilarious side romance starring David Schwimmer, Six Days, Seven Nights doesn’t have all that much else going for it, generally proving a forgettable watch when it’s not at its innocent and cheesy best.

Sometimes, though, it’s lovely to see a modern film revive a classic premise which has been written off as the ultimate cliché. While it’s not spectacular, Six Days, Seven Nights has just enough charisma to entertain throughout, so that’s why I’m giving it a 7.0 overall.

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