Big Miracle 2012

Big Miracle

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Big Miracle uses real-life events as the basis for a surprisingly satisfying family drama.

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Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), a reporter based in a small town in northern Alaska, can't wait to land a job in a bigger market. Then, the story of a lifetime practically lands in his lap: A family of gray whales is discovered near the Arctic Circle, trapped by rapidly forming ice. Along with the descending media comes Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), an environmental activist and Adam's ex-lover. Together, they try to rally an international coalition to save the whales before it's too late.

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  • Dec 08, 2014
    Probably takes some liberties in telling a true news story from the 80s, but does it with such a charm and big heart that you can't help but like the result. Of course that's somewhat predictable, but the decent cast and lovable message make it work. They didn't make films like that for a while, but sometimes this is exactly what you need on a dark winter afternoon. Kids will love it, for sure.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2013
    mainstream to the core and for the audience it's intended ticks all the boxes. a little inspiring
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2013
    Truly a family movie with an inspiring story about helping the animals..
    Sanjaya & Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2013
    Pretty lame. Felt like a TV movie. Even Drew Barrymore could not really lift this, and geez, couldn't someone have touched up her roots before filming started! It's got a fairly high rating, so perhaps it just me being harsh, but I really did find this ordinary.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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