’47 Meters’ is intense, action-packed

By Kaitlyn Parham
Times-News correspondent


Mandy Moore, left, and Claire Holt pose for a portrait at the "47 Meters Down" junket at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. [Photo by Ron Eshel/Invision/The Associated Press

“47 Meters Down” is a thrilling depiction of the horrors that accompany a recreational activity in paradise gone wrong. This realistic fiction film is guaranteed to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats with a racing heart rate.
Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) relax on an exotic vacation on the coast of Mexico. Just days after being dumped by her boyfriend who claimed that she was too boring and lackluster, Lisa sought adventure that would prove herself to her ex as bold and dauntless. Although the movie’s beginning is considerably predictable and rather shallow, the plot intensifies as the two siblings embark on a deep-sea encounter with some of the most dangerous oceanic dwellers — great white sharks.
Suspense is established as the girls travel farther and farther from the shore on a rusty boat that seems highly unprofessional. But when everything goes awry, the once-fascinating encounter turns out to be an inescapable nightmare for the sisters, scared for their lives. They soon find themselves helpless and alone, 47 meters below the ocean’s surface, read more…

Things To Do (week of June 26, 2017)


• Slightly Stoopid: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $19.50 and $35; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
• Gypsy Heart: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, downtown Graham as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Free, but donations of children’s art supplies for classes at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham, are appreciated. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org.
• “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Hot Summer Nights,” 8:30 p.m. July 2, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). $45 to $325; tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Things to do (week of June 19, 2017)


• Special Occasion Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday At Seven Concert Series in downtown Graham. Admission is free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. 336-792-1188.
• Chicago and The Doobie Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte; and 7:30 p. m. Sunday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh. Tickets are $25 to $125 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.
• Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi: 7 p.m. Sunday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. $32 to $197; tickets available through Ticketmaster.

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