PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.
According to the directors Christian Bale was almost cast in the role of Cal. Ultimately Bale decided against playing the part because he didn't want to spend time away from his family in a remote location so soon after the birth of his second child.
Carried him out?
Lila: On his back. I saw it.
David: How could he?
Lila: I don't know, I suppose he couldn't... But he did.
Cal (Matt Bomer) tells David (Josh Wiggins) not to eat snow, as it takes more water to process snow into water, than the snow gives you, calling it a sure way to dehydration. This is incorrect. All one needs to process snow into virtually pure water, is heat, and very little of that, which the body readily provides. Eating frozen snow could, however, contribute to, or hasten hypothermia, especially in a state of compromised health, extreme cold, and diminished caloric intake.
Cal (or the screenwriter) may have confused eating snow with drinking seawater, which does take more water to process than it provides, to remove the salts, and will dehydrate a human body.
$5,462 8 October 2017