Costa Blanca, Spain

Available on Netflix

The latest sailing film from the streaming giant, True Spirit, takes a look at the story of Jessica Watson one of the the most famous sailors from the late Noughties and early 2010’s phenomenon of multiple teenagers bidding to become the youngest sailor to sail around the world.  Jessica Watson, who set off from Sydney in 2009 aged 16, completed her loop of Antarctica – and a dip north across the Equator in the Pacific Ocean – to return an all-Australian hero after 210 days at sea.

The film is a dramatic retelling of Watson’s story and attempts to tread the fine line between staying true to her story and picking drama out of the narrative. Watson’s story is undoubtedly intriguing and any film taking on the challenge of conveying the long, slow and arduous experience of the solo adventurer is always going to struggle to weigh realism with drama. But for the most part this stays true enough to the story to make for a satisfying viewing experience.

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We watched tis film last week – inspirational and worth seeing!

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