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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Another film I’ve been meaning to do a post about for ages is:

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

I was actually going to include this in my Valentine’s Day Movie Countdown back in February but it didn’t quite make it in. ☹️

As it happens though, it was mentioned in the comments of my Sabrina (1995) post on Monday and I thought since I was feeling in a Harrison Ford kind of mood I’d get on and do it.

This movie (in my opinion) is extremely underrated!

I’ve seen it a hundred times and I’ve enjoyed it every single time!

It has comedy, romance, action, adventure, tropical locations and PIRATES! What’s not to like? 🤷‍♂️

If you haven’t seen it, it’s essentially a romantic comedy but features all of those other things mentioned above.

It stars Harrison Ford (The Fugitive), Anne Heche (Volcano) and David Schwimmer (Friends) among others.

This is what it’s about:

Robin Monroe (Heche) and her fiancé Frank Martin (Schwimmer) are on a dream vacation when she's called away to a neighbouring island on business. She buys a flight from Quinn Harris (Ford), a rough-around-the-edges pilot, but shortly after take off a storm causes them to crash on a deserted island. There, they discover danger and romance while being forced to endure the elements as well as each other's company.

I love this film! 🙌

I admit I’m a bit of a sucker for a good romcom anyway and this one has a bit of everything.

The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Anne Heche is great and some of the funniest scenes in the film are shortly after they crash land on the island while they’re really getting on each other’s nerves.

David Schwimmer is really funny in a “Ross from Friends” kind of way and the whole thing is just an enjoyable, light hearted romp!

Unfortunately when the film was released it was dogged by the fact that the media were more interested in Heche’s sexual preferences (namely her high profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres) than they were in the movie.

A year earlier Heche (who up to that point had always dated men) turned up to the premier of Volcano with DeGeneres who was now her partner. Unfortunately this almost cost her the role in this film but Harrison Ford who really wanted her in it made sure she got the job.

Still, the studio found themselves trying to sell a love story between a man and a woman when pretty much everyone in the world knew that the woman...liked women (or at least one in particular).

Personally I don’t think any of this makes the slightest dent in the movie.

Like I said, the chemistry between Ford and Heche is totally believable and it’s one of the things that makes me rewatch this film so regularly.

If you haven’t seen this or you’ve avoided it for some reason, give it a chance, you’ll probably enjoy it! 👍

Seen it? Let me know.👇


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