Reviewed by: Brad Kibler
“Six Days, Seven Nights” is billed as a “romantic adventure.” Harrison Ford has starred in some very popular “adventure” films: the “Star Wars” trilogy, the “Indiana Jones” trilogy, “The Fugitive”, “Air Force One,” the Tom Clancy films, and the list goes on. This film does not have the tension level that fans have come to expect from Harrison’s adventures, nor does it have the romanticism of “Regarding Henry” or “Sabrina.”
Mr. Ford plays Quinn Harris, a small-time Caribbean pilot who transports Robin Monroe and Frank Martin (played by Anne Heche and David Schwimmer) to a tropical island paradise. Shortly after Frank proposes to Robin, she is called back to the main island for business. En route the plane hits some severe weather and is forced to crash land on a deserted island.
The main plot focuses on the romantic interest between Quinn and Robin as they try to get back to civilization. If we assume the characters are the age of the actors, that would make Quinn 27 years older than 28 year old Robin, which I find a bit disconcerting.
While no actual nudity occurs, there is a scene in which Quinn reaches down the shorts of Robin, and Robin frequently only has a tight shirt covering her chest. There is further provocative content when Frank is tempted by Quinn’s initial female-interest, Angelica. In addition to the questionable sexual content, this film has violent content which is unsuitable for children. There is also some profanity as well as some gestures which are offensive.
The film had its comic moments, but I expected more excitement. This film was neither a great adventure nor a great romance. I am a HUGE fan of Harrison Ford, so that may be part of the reason for my disappointment, but the plot just didn’t seem to be cohesive or realistic regardless of the actors' efforts.