Beautiful story documenting a man's journey to find himself again through connecting with life undersea. The cinematograpy is spectacular. Incredible to view sea life up close, observing the life, formation, and intelligence of the glorious octopus. Feel good movie.
There’s a long list of movies about humans immersing themselves into their study of animal life. This is another in that line, but it one of the best examples. That it tells such a compelling story as a documentary, with a real person (Craig Foster) who spent a year filming his actual interactions, is remarkable. Highly recommended.
I can’t tell you the last time I enjoyed such a documentary on the ocean forest. My husband and I watched it and included our 4 year old grandson. We split it in half watching half one day and half the next morning. He learned so much and so didn’t we. I thought the bond they they both formed was amazing and made it so clear to understand. Thank you so much.
I am disappointed in the 4-star rating from Common Sense. This is perhaps the most educational nature documentary there is. While we can't befriend all creatures of the earth, the relationship of the octopus and the man is spectacular and inspiring, on an emotional and intellectual level. The film is at a depth (pun intended!) whose bounds parallel what life should be like - one that is closer and more connected to the land we live on and sea we live with.
The octopus has not been the feature of many a nature program. Without getting all 'sciency', this beautiful slow-paced tale makes us all love the octopus, while we learn about the environment within it lives and learn about the life, the skills and adaptability of this creature.
I just finished the movie and it was so sad-- but in a good way. It is an amazing account of a man who followed an octopus underwater in the wild for most of its lifespan. There is nothing controversial, or adult about the movie, but will teach your children respect for the world around us. I cannot recommend it highly enough!