Young Woman and The Sea

Young Woman and The Sea

The story of the record-making swimmer's successful 1926 crossing of the English Channel, offering insight into the significance of her accomplishment, the personal price she paid for her achievement, and her abrupt subsequent departure from the public eye.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 129 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Jeanette Hain, Ethan Rouse, Sava Dragunchev, Robert Eades, Tessa Bonham Jones, Olive Elise Abercrombie, Lilly Aspell, Hyoie O'Grady, Trevor Van Uden, Brian Caspe, Velizar Binev, John Carew, Laila Barwick, Owen Davis, J.R. Esposito
  • Director: Joachim Rønning
 Comments
  • losldub - 6 June 2024
    Contender for Best Picture
    I left the theater thinking Young Woman and the Sea will win best picture. Either the story of Gertrude Ederle is just that good, or the director has created a masterpiece, lightning in the bottle, whatever you want to call it. Daisy Ridley brings us a brave, if not slightly insane, young woman who through circumstance, bad luck, and bad people, managed to persevere. In a way, it was like the movie Gravity, but in 1926 and out at sea; and Gertrude also had to deal with the sexism of the time. A line out of the movie, "I'm saving up for a telephone." When asked why, he answered, "I don't know. I just want one." So old-timey yet very much today. Everything this movie did, worked.