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Sharing a near-death experience has been the catalyst for many a movie romance but as depicted by director Hany Abu-Assad, this film, based on the book by Charles Martin with a screenplay by Chris Weitz and J Mills Goodloe, is about as believable as a $3 bill.

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba play survivors of a plane crash in the romantic thriller The Mountain Between Us.

The Mountain Between Us and credibility

The romantic book adaptation is a highly improbable and painfully sappy tale about two opposites stranded on a mountain top.
Nov 3, 2017 5:50 AM

Strangers on the flight, exchanging glances
Wondering on the flight, what were the chances
We'd be sharing love, before the flight was through?

With apologies to Frank Sinatra, a minor tweak to the original lyric of a classic song about two strangers falling in love (

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