The Reef

by Andrea Elizabeth

Last night the oldest remaining child (#4) and his parents watched The Reef while the two youngests watched Pride and Prejudice, the BBC version. The Reef is based on a true story of a boating accident that happened in shark infested waters in the Austrailian Great Barrier Reef. It is loosely based on what happened to Ray Boundy and his friends in 1985. It will give away the ending if you read that account first, just so you know. In another internet discussion, someone mentioned what happened to the crew aboard the sunken USS Indianapolis at the end of WWII, which is also being made into a movie (this link has a clip from Jaws where one of the characters plays a survivor recounting that tragedy.)