Isolated from his modern-day-hippie islandmates, Leonardo DiCaprio briefly goes Apocalypse Now Brando, launching the most inspired sequence of The Beach, an ambling meditation on paradise and innocence lost from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. Longing for spiritual and intellectual depth, both DiCaprio’s traveler and the film itself suffer from an overabundance of style in the pursuit of substance. B-
Genre: Romance, Drama, Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton; Director: Danny Boyle; Author: John Hodge; Runtime (in minutes): 119; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted July 28 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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