I saw this movie in the cinema and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected a depressing Robinson Crusoe tale and instead, I got a most inspiring story. I had to have it on DVD. Though I must say, after reading the book, the movie feels... dumbed down, overly simplified. The book is so much better and smarter. Still, even the movie is a rare pleasure. I admired Mark's endless optimism and resourcefulness. That was a thing to behold. His "never give up" attitude was truly inspiring!