Holly On Hollywood – The Mountain Between Us

Holly on Hollywood
“The Mountain Between Us”
by Holly McClure


“The Mountain Between Us” is a romantic drama starring Kate Winslet as Alex, a photojournalist heading home to be married and Idris Elba as Ben, a neurosurgeon on his way to save a patient. The two meet at Salt Lake City airport after their flight is cancelled, they charter a plane but during the flight, the pilot (Beau Bridges) has a stroke, the plane crashes and the couple (along with the pilot’s dog), are stranded on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere. Despite wounds, starvation and exhaustion, the two begin a long journey down the mountain with hopes of being rescued.

the mountain between us

The PG-13 adventure, drama, is best for mature, older teens to adults, because of adult themes, brief strong language, a sensual, non-explicit sex scene (no body parts shown) and a brief shot of Alex in a see-through tank top. This is an interesting survival story with an intimate look at two strangers who learn how to depend and trust each other, when their lives depend on it. Winslet and Elba are incredible actors who were literally flown to the top of a mountain every day and did all stunts themselves with no CGI affects. They emotionally go from thinking they’re going to die to fighting for their lives while facing death. There are breathtaking scenes (shot in Canada) with themes of courage and perseverance. “The Mountain Between Us”, is based on the novel by Charles Martin and was a thoroughly compelling movie, from beginning to end.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly 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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