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Quicksand (2023) Movie – A married couple on the brink of divorce finds themselves trapped in quicksand while hiking through the Colombian rainforest. It’s a struggle for survival as they battle the elements of the forest and must work together to escape. Directed by Andres Beltran and written by Matt Pitts, “Quicksand” tells the story of a couple on the verge of divorce who embarks on a journey to South America. The wife (played by Colombian actress Carolina Gaitán) is a healthcare professional working and living in the United States, returning to her homeland after years away to deliver a lecture at a conference. The husband (played by Canadian actor Allan Hawco) is in Bogotá for the first time.
But before we meet the couple, we are presented with a prologue of hunters in the rainforest intended to convince us that this is a thriller and not a bleak chamber piece, yet it also highlights issues with the film. The opening scene with the hunters relies on fast cutting to create a sense of terror that feels genuinely confusing. The score also informs us about the feeling and doesn’t relent for the film’s 85-minute duration. The hunter’s cries of fear fail to make an impact because we don’t know what he is afraid of.
From there, we meet the couple who becomes the focus of the story. They have left their young children back in the United States, and we slowly realize that their marriage has fallen apart. The idea of a failing couple in peril far from home is intriguing, imagining a mix of Ingmar Bergman and Deliverance. But the script fails to provide the actors with what they need to make this couple believable. Their first scenes lack the kind of icy fear that should be evoked by a husband and wife in crisis trying to pull away. The reasons for their marital problems don’t need to be spelled out in monologues; they need to feel concrete, and they don’t.