Director: Robert Zemeckis
Summary: Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His manic existence abruptly ends when, after a plane crash, he becomes isolated on a remote island – cast away into the most desolate environment imaginable.
Times Watched: 3
My Experience: Yeah, I cried when he lost Wilson. Hat tip to Zemeckis and Hanks who had me invested so much that I could relate to an attachment to a volleyball. But it’s more than that scene. Nearly an entire movie without dialogue requires great acting and great directing, and the duo pull it off here. Easily my favorite movie involving a desert island. It’s unfortunately bookended by a plot with love interests that no one cares about, but the middle is brilliant film-making.