The Beach Poster

Release Date: February 11th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2000

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
The desire to find something real -- to connect with something or someone -- is what drives Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young American backpacker who arrives in Thailand with adventure on his mind. Etienne (Guillaume Canet) and Francoise (Virginie Ledoyen) join him on an adventure to "The Beach," a mystical paradise. However, this paradise is less than perfect.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Paterson Joseph, Robert Carlyle, Peter Youngblood Hills, Jerry Swindall

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Figment Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Colorful and exciting, as far as it goes. But Boyle and Hodge pull back on their usual wit and grit.

  • The movie is an experience, of a sort they had a name for in the '60s: bummer.

  • Whether he's smacking into an iceberg or flopping topless onto a sandy beach, DiCaprio is still maddeningly lightweight.

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