THE MOSQUITO COAST
Creator: Neil Cross
Starring: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman, Logan Polish
Forty years ago, Paul Theroux’s bestselling novel “The Mosquito Coast” was released and it would later be turned into a movie with Harrison Ford. Theroux’s characters are back in a new adaption for AppleTV+. Justin Theroux stars as Allie Fox. He’s an inventor of gadgets and is always thinking a step ahead of everyone around him. Along with his wife, son, and daughter, they live a bit off the grid living a very self-sufficient and renewable lifestyle. That all changes when they learn their compound is facing foreclosure. His wife, Margot played by Melissa George, is sick of her husband’s antics, and we learn they’ve been on the run from the government for nine years taking six different identities. They evade police again but their trip across the desert through the Mexico border doesn’t quite go to plan as it’s not just the government after the Fox family. Questions arise around who they can trust and what do Allie and Margot’s two teenage children really know about their parents.
Here’s my review