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In New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hits, a pregnant woman gives birth prematurely. She dies and her baby is in critical condition. The baby has to be kept in a neonatal incubator. When the hurricane strikes, all the power goes out and everyone in the hospital leaves. But the baby's father stays because the baby can't be moved so he has to take care of his baby by making sure the ventilator stays on. And because there's no power, the only power source is generator that he has to crank every few minutes. So he has to stay awake while waiting for someone to come for them. Written by
One of Paul Walker's last movies, he passed away two weeks before this movie was released in the USA. See more »
The Adrenaline shot Nolan Hayes takes in the arm would have worked almost instantaneously. That's what they're designed to do, much like an EPI pen. If v a doctor had a patient in cardiac arrest he or she would not be afforded the luxury of the 1:50 seconds wait that Nolan waited for his Adrenaline hit. Granted heart patients have the drug administered in a different way, but still, a shot of pure Adrenaline would be a fast acting sensation, particularly with an emaciated system, hypertension, and a faster pulse. Further, when forced to protect his baby, he uses the drug on an intruder and voilà. Instant results. See more »
I don't get it. This wasn't supposed to happen.
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Paul Walker gives an outstanding and honest performance
I recently watched the brilliant Hours, and to say the great Paul Walker nailed this role is an understatement.
What an honest and sincere portrayal of a desperate grieving father (Nolan Hayes) and the horrors of trying everything possible to ensure that his new born baby daughter (Abigail) survives, whilst on a ventilator machine in a hospital.
It's simply just heart-breaking to watch and again, what a performance by Walker.
All this includes the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina's devastation to add to the tension of this awesome movie. The multiple flashbacks works extremely well to tell the back-story of Nolan's life and it reminded me of movies like 127 Hours.
I have noticed that some critics and fans have complained that the movie is either too long or has some plot holes. I just kept on thinking, the movie although it has a very simple story, covered what it needed too realistically and I didn't personally find any plot holes; plus the time-frame was just perfect.
What a great shame that Paul Walker died recently, because although greatly missed, he should rightly so, be very proud of this movie (and many others that he had done previously), and had so much more to offer as a great actor.
I urge everyone to see this movie as soon as possible - whatever the format for Walker's performance but also, the movie as a whole is genuinely great. Paul Walker for sure will be missed.
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