2 items from 2012
Title: Big Miracle Director: Ken Kwapis Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Ted Danson, John Pingayak, Tim Blake Nelson, Kristen Bell, Ahmaogak Sweeney, Vinessa Shaw Well, check your heart at the door but feel free to bring in your selfish urges. Big Miracle uses the back-drop of a heartwarming true tale and blasts you with greedy human nature for the majority of the 107 minutes. And you know what, that’s a pretty admirable approach for the genre. Now eventually the warm-fuzzy stuff eventually does find its way into this adaptation of the 1988 news story that captured the world’s attention. Yet instead of going all Free Willy and/or Dolphin Tale on »
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins
Release Date: February 3, 2012
Plot: Based on a true story. In 1998, in the small town of Barrow, Alaska, a news reporter (Krasinski) does a news story on three trapped grey whales, which brings the attention of many Americans including his ex-girlfriend (Barrymore), a Greenpeace volunteer.
Who’S It For? Families. It’s plain and simple. I think it will definitely help if you recall the true story and if you are a little nostalgic for the ’80s.
There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of those whales. Ok, that’s not true. In fact, I probably haven’t thought about Fred, William and Bamm-Bamm (the whales’ names) since 1989. But it all came back to me. That’s the power of Big Miracle despite its flaws. »
- Jeff Bayer
2 items from 2012
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