Holly on Hollywood Adrift

Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure

“Adrift” is based on the inspiring true story of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) an American free spirit, who drifts around the world, taking odd jobs until she lands in Tahiti. It’s there that she meets Richard (Sam Claflin), a handsome Brit who is an accomplished sailor. The two fall in love, get engaged, then Richard is offered a job to sail a friends yacht to California. Along the way they encounter a catastrophic hurricane that damages the boat and leaves Richard injured and flat on his back. It’s up to Tami to do the hard work, finding the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.



The PG-13 drama for mature audiences is based on Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s book about her real-life love affair that began in paradise and turned into a watery nightmare. From the opening scene, the film cuts back and forth between the couple’s carefree tropical love affair filled with beauty and passion, and the nightmarish category-4 hurricane with terrifying, realistic, 40-foot CG swells and over 40 starving, tortuous days at sea. Woodley and Claflin have great chemistry but it’s Woodley’s brilliant, physical performance of sheer grit and survival determination, that carries the story, proving the human spirit and will to survive is a powerful intangible force. The fact that this is a true story makes the ending and photos of the real couple, even more impacting.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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