Based on the true story that briefly captured headlines in 1988, Big Miracle is a bit of a miracle itself. It’s a family-friendly film that people of all ages can enjoy. The film doesn’t talk down to its audience, and even bears a passing resemblance to real events, despite being a Hollywood production. John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore are likeable in their roles and even have a bit of romantic chemistry. The excellent supporting cast includes: Ted Danson as the Alaska Northern Oil CEO who is determined to use the situation for its PR value; Dermot Mulroney as Colonel Scott Boyer, an Alaska National Guard helicopter pilot; Kristen Bell as Jill Jerard, a network news reporter from Los Angeles; and Vinessa Shaw as Kelly Meyers, a White House staffer. If you enjoyed similar recent save-the-animals films like Dolphin Tale and We Bought a Zoo, then you won’t want to miss Big Miracle.
Labels: drama, family, romance
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Anchorage Daily News: Big Miracle – The Real Story
Wikipedia: Barrow, Alaska