An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Written by
According to an article on the Greenpeace website, the Rachel Kramer character (Drew Barrymore) is based on Greenpeace wildlife campaigner, Cindy Lowry, who appears in the closing credits in archival footage. See more »
Throughout the film, nobody's breath appears when they are outdoors, especially given the frigid temperatures that they were reporting. See more »
[Rachel approaches the hole in the ice for the first time; one whale pokes it's head out of the water]
Rachel, I'd like you to meet Fred.
[second whale pops up]
... and Wilma.
Good morning, Wilma! You're beautiful!
[third whale, the baby, comes up]
And this, is Bam Bam!
Hi Bam Bam! Wait... wasn't Pebbles Fred and Wilma's kid?
Yeah, but Pebbles was also a girl.
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At the very end of the credits, when the Working Title logo appears, we hear the songs of the whales. See more »
What could have been a great uplifting film turned out to be a waste of time. I love animal films - but I found this one boring, poorly acted, and unrealistic! They are in below 0 weather and everyone looked immaculate throughout the film. At least in The Grey they had icicles on their face and chapped lips! The actors seemed lost in the film, not knowing whether it was a comedy or drama. It was based on a true story and novel, but for me it didn't translate well on screen at all. The best parts were the beautiful shots of the whales. If the film spent more time focusing on the whales and trying to get their point of view, the film may have turned out differently. Instead, it was mostly people standing around a hole of ice with virtually no plot.
JB Livingston http://breakawayradio.ca
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