Big Miracle

February 3rd, 2012








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Big Miracle

Big MiracleStill of Drew Barrymore in Big MiracleStill of James LeGros and Rob Riggle in Big MiracleStill of Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in Big MiracleStill of Ahmaogak Sweeney in Big MiracleStill of Drew Barrymore and Ken Kwapis in Big Miracle

Plot
In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 5.7/10 (1,476 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Ken Kwapis

Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak

Storyline
In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Writers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler

Cast:
John Pingayak - Malik
Ahmaogak Sweeney - Nathan
John Chase - Roy
Ishmael Angalook Hope - Bud
Othniel 'Anaqulutuq' Oomittuk Jr. - Inupiat Whaler
John Krasinski - Adam Carlson
Andrew Daly - Don Davis
Thomas R. Daly - Frank
Maliaq Kairaiuak - Dana
Jeffrey Evan - Arnold
Drew Barrymore - Rachel Kramer
Ted Danson - J. W. McGraw
Randy Eledge - Oil Man
Thom Van Dorp - Don Carr
Tim Blake Nelson - Pat Lafaytette



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 February 2012

Filming Locations: Alaska SeaLife Center - 301 Railway Ave, Seward, Alaska, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,760,205 (USA) (5 February 2012) (2047 Screens)

Gross: $17,605,685 (USA) (19 February 2012)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character Governor Haskell is fictional. The governor of Alaska at the time (1988) was Steve Cowper.



User Review

We liked it!

Rating: 6/10

This is a slow movie. Prepare to watch people standing around a hole in the ice. If you think gray whales are a waste of time, you won't be moved. On the other hand, if you can pull for a family of marine mammals in danger of freezing to death, you will probably find satisfaction in this movie's numerous charms. You'll enjoy the dignity given to the Inuit people, environmentalists, oil executives, Soviets, journalists, and even Republicans(!) who collaborate in dramatic efforts to save the trapped whales. You'll appreciate the care taken with a late 80's period piece, down to the silk blouses, big glasses, hair, and Peter Jennings. You may even be moved by the warm and unguarded performances of Drew Berrymore, John Kasinksi, and others.

It's possible you may have your heart enlarged by the uncommon efforts of truly diverse people on behalf of beautiful and vulnerable earthlings like the grays. There is an unabashed love for both the whales and the humans portrayed in this movie, whose lives and futures are at stake in a variety of ways. Some may regard this affection as sentimentality, but the sense of humor sustained throughout the film argues against this. Somehow I think the worst-ever portrayal of Ronald Reagan was hardly unintentional. This director definitely has it in for for Minnesotans, too.

My ten and thirteen year-old sons were engrossed by this true story brought to the screen and gave it two thumbs up. My wife and I enjoyed being unembarrassed in their presence throughout.

Simply as an introduction to Barrow, Alaska, the movie is totally worthwhile.

My biggest complaint: Drew Barrymore's lips should be blue when scuba diving in frigid Artic waters.




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