Newest Reviews
Storm Boy
Storm Boy
Frozen II
White Sheik, The
Whalebone Box, The
Hunt, The
Invisible Man, The
Honey Boy
System Crasher
Judy & Punch
Battling Butler
Seven Chances
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Navigator, The
Knives Out
Charlie's Angels
Passport to Shame
Le Mans '66
Keep Fit
Doctor Sleep
Friend or Foe
Brass Target
Mine and the Minotaur, The
Sky Pirates
Sea Children, The
Ghost of a Chance, A
Go Kart Go
Great Buster, The
Seventy Deadly Pills
Wings of Mystery
Treasure at the Mill
Crime Wave
Terminator: Dark Fate
Antonio Gaudi
Newest Articles
It's! Monty Python's Flying Circus Series 3 on Blu-ray
Put the Boot In: Villain on Blu-ray
The Children's Film Foundation Bumper Box Vol. 2: Vic Pratt Interview
All the Lonely People: Sunday Bloody Sunday on Blu-ray
Desperate Characters: Beat the Devil on Blu-ray
Chansons d'Amour: Alfie Darling on Blu-ray
Ozploitation Icon: Interview with Roger Ward
Godzilla Goes to Hollywood
Demy-Wave: The Essential Jacques Demy on Blu-ray
The Makings of a Winner: Play It Cool! on Blu-ray
Sony Channel's Before They Were Famous: A Galaxy of Stars
Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb: Fail-Safe on Blu-ray
Completely Different: Monty Python's Flying Circus Series 2 on Blu-ray
Bash Street Kid: Cosh Boy on Blu-ray
Seeing is Believing: Being There on Blu-ray
Top Thirty Best (and Ten Worst) Films of the 2010s by Andrew Pragasam
Top of the Tens: The Best Films of the Decade by Graeme Clark
Terrorvision: A Ghost Story for Christmas in the 1970s
Memories Are Made of This: La Jetee and Sans Soleil on Blu-ray
Step Back in Time: The Amazing Mr. Blunden on Blu-ray
Crazy Cats and Kittens: What's New Pussycat on Blu-ray
No Place Like Home Guard: Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes on Blu-ray
A Real-Life Pixie: A Tribute to Michael J. Pollard in Four Roles
We're All In This Together: The Halfway House on Blu-ray
Please Yourselves: Frankie Howerd and The House in Nightmare Park on Blu-ray
  Three Unhappy To Be On An Island In The Sun
Year: 2005
Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Todd Collins, Victoria Di Pace, Gabrielle Jourdan, Gary Brockette, Isabelle Constantini
Genre: ThrillerBuy from Amazon
Rating:  4 (from 1 vote)
Review: A young woman, Jenny (Kelly Brook) swims across the ocean, nearing exhaustion when she sights land. Washing up on the shore of a desert island, she thinks back to the chain of events that have brought her to this dire situation. Just a day before she had boarded a boat with her husband Jack (Billy Zane), and as they arrived, a girlfriend of one of the crew, Manuel (Juan Pablo Di Pace), showed up in a high dudgeon, they had an argument and he hit her to silence her ranting. Jack found this unacceptable and was going to confront Manuel but Jenny persuaded him to leave them be. However, this incident proves the reason they end up shipwrecked as the spurned woman returned home and performed a voodoo ceremony to exact her revenge - yet it's not only Manuel who will suffer...

No, the audience will as well! Ho ho! You know that bit in Dr. No where Ursula Andress emerges from the sea in a bikini? Well, if you enjoyed that scene, then here's a whole film based around that concept, with Brook in the Andress role. If what you need in your life is a beach-based erotic thriller written and directed by the man who brought the world Mac and Me, then Three is the film for you. Taking it's cue from previous works such as The Blue Lagoon, Swept Away and Castaway, but not as far as I could tell Cast Away with Tom Hanks, this film trundles its predictable course amidst beautiful scenery and tepid sexual tension.

At first Jenny is the only person who's washed up on the beach, but soon she is joined by the captain who unfortunately is somewhat dead. On the other hand, here's Manuel stumbling through the waves to Jenny's rescue, and they bury the captain's body, then construct a Robinson Crusoe style shelter to relax under. Manuel is a handy chap to have around, as not only has he brought his goggles to assist in fishing, he makes a spear and soon he is Jenny's provider. But he also has designs on her, as we see when he whips off his shorts to go for a "sweem" and encourages Jenny to disrobe and do the same. It's bits like this that a fair amount of the audience will be watching for, but they'll be disappointed Brook doesn't undress as quite much as they might have anticipated.

Instead, Stewart Raffill prefers to concentrate on the suspense angle, which is upped when two days after Jen and Man have arrived, Jack washes up as well, in a delirious state. Now, Zane doesn't appear to be taking his role very seriously, and at times his performance verges on camp, but nevertheless we're meant to be thrilled when a love triangle develops. Jack and his rival butt heads over who will be fetching the food for Jenny and they soon fall out, sulking in two separate shelters that Jenny moves between depending on who she favours. She seems like the only sensible one there until the script demands she turn all femme fatale for plot reasons and she encourages Manuel to get rid of Jack for good. And all the while the voodoo ceremonies go on... Three is pretty ridiculous in the main, more likely to provoke unintentional laughter than anything else, but Brook's good looks and Zane's amusing acting provide a few diversions. Music by Richard Harvey.
Reviewer: Graeme Clark


This review has been viewed 3021 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

Review Comments (0)

Untitled 1

Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.

Latest Poll
Which star is the best at shouting?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Brian Blessed
Tiffany Haddish
Steve Carell
Olivia Colman
Captain Caveman
Sylvester Stallone
Gerard Butler
Samuel L. Jackson
Bipasha Basu

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Darren Jones
  Butch Elliot
Andrew Pragasam
  Rachel Franke
Enoch Sneed
Paul Smith
Paul Shrimpton


Last Updated: