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The Beach

Three travelers are determined not to be mere tourists in a narrative (2000) that tries to juggle thriller elements, tons of pop culture imagery, and way too much philosophical baggage. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a young American who urges a French couple to join him in his search for a fabled paradise off the coast of Thailand, and whether he'll remain the third wheel is somehow supposed to be both provocative and trivial as they find themselves struggling with basic questions about ethics and culture. Trainspotting director Danny Boyle reunited with its writer, John Hodge, who adapted a novel by Alex Garland. With Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, and Tilda Swinton.

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