The BeachFebruary 11, 2000
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 6.4/10 (78,248 voted)
Critic's Score: 43/100
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon
Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.
Writers: John Hodge, Alex Garland
Weeratham 'Norman' Wichairaksakui
Peter Youngblood Hills
Woman with Key
Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul
(as Abhijati 'Muek' Jusakul)
Sanya 'Gai' Cheunjit
Kaneung 'Nueng' Kenia
Paradise Found – Innocence Lost
Release Date: 11 February 2000
Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $15,277,921
(13 February 2000)
(7 May 2000)
Did You Know?
The videogame recreation scene in the jungle was inspired upon the game 'Banjo-Kazooie (1998)', developed by Rare Ltd., according to Danny Boyle.
When Richard, Etienne and Francoise are swimming towards the island and Etienne and Francoise pull a prank on Richard. You can see when Francoise plays the "shark" approaching Richard, when his wet padded hair stands up once then he pulls his hair back, but as his hair gets wet again it shows his hair up without him pulling his hair back, then his hair wet and down after his hair appeared to be standing.
My name is Richard. So what else do you need to know? Stuff about my family, or where I'm from? None of that matters. Not once you cross the ocean and cut yourself loose, looking for something more beautiful, something more exciting and yes, I admit, something more dangerous. So after eighteen hours in the back of an airplane, three dumb movies, two plastic meals, six beers and absolutely no sleep, I finally touch down; in Bangkok.
Do not miss this movie just because of its low rating
Recently a friend of mine watched "The Beach" after I told him my
favorite quote (i.e. "Never refuse an invitation, never resist the
unfamiliar, never cease to be polite, and never outstay your welcome").
He enjoyed the movie a whole lot and told me he hadn't watched it
before because of it's low IMDb rating. That's when I decided to
register here and post a comment – I hope I help someone else to watch
the movie because it is worth a watch. What I personally like so much
about this movie is that it is not just plain vanilla. It actually
makes sense and can be a starting point for new thoughts and ideas –
something I truly appreciate in a movie.