Big Miracle

Review: Big Miracle

18 Mar 12

Barrymore saves the whales

I wasn't expecting too much from this movie. Thought it was going to be a bad doco of the original happening. I never heard a thing about it at the time. I guess it was before the internet became all prevalent and our wold was so much bigger.

Turns out it was a reasonably well done movie. Krasinski makes for an appealing reporter buried in Alaska trying to find interesting news items. Barrymore is your stereotypical greenie.

I knew nothing about the original story and found it fascinating that so many people with different agendas came together to help that family of whales. One of the best parts was at the end where you see the original characters from the real deal, including the White House.

All in all a warm movie, set in the cold depths of Alaska. Would recommend it as a nice movie the whole family can watch.