Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star as survivors of a small plane crash who must brave snowy mountain terrain and try to stay alive long enough to find help. I was in the mood for a survival flick when I settled in for The Mountain Between Us, but the film barely delivers the goods on that mark. No, it’s very much a romance movie. Instead of narrow escapes and nail-biting action, expect a lot of getting-to-know-you and a generous helping of lovemaking by the fire.
The Mountain Between Us is a long film to watch without more action and thrills woven into the mix. Winslet and Elba elevate the Harlequin Romance material as admirably as they can. I’m also a fan of the snowy outdoor environments and the stalwart Labrador retriever that is with them for the journey. With Beau Bridges and Dermot Mulroney.