A woman goes diving with sharks to impress her ex in this trashy but pleasurable B-movie
The premise of this British-made horror is so deliciously dumb that it’s destined to become a B-movie classic. The plot: Mandy Moore’s uptight Lisa has been dumped by her boyfriend for being – wait for it – “too boring”, and so her carefree sister, Kate (Claire Holt), convinces her to try open-water shark diving while on holiday to win him back (“Think of the photo!” is a line uttered in earnest). The pair are rowed out to sea by Matthew Modine, and the rusty cage is to be lowered to the safe depth of five metres below the water’s surface. But the film is not called Five Metres Down. A movie to be laughed at, not with, but there’s pure popcorn pleasure to be found in its unapologetic schlock.