Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski team up to save the whales in Big Miracle, but is the film as heartwarming as it seems? Check out our video movie review to see if this movie is a watch, pass, or rent.
Hi. I'm Becky Kirsch with Watch, Pass, or Rent, we're looking at Big Miracle. John Krasinski played the reporter who discovers 3 great whales trapped under the ice in the small town in Alaska when it's annual activist girlfriend played by Drew Barrymore gets wind of the situation, the story quickly becomes an international sensation. "Governor Haskell, we were wondering if you coulf mobilize a ship that can break through the ice?" "Are you serious?" This movie does have a lot going for it. You've got a great cast that includes Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, and Dermot Mulroney in addition to John and Drew. And it's set against a gorgeous Alaskan backdrop and it's based on a really heartwarming true story. But, unfortunately, the elements just don't blend together for a compelling film. "Do you have room for two more? Press have to find their own way out there." The movie follows all these different people coming go to save these whales. It was interesting to see how hard it was and how many steps they went through just to set them free. But you don't really feel emotionally invested in the story, and that makes it a little bit boring. There are tons of characters in this movie, but with the exception of John Krazcinski, is you don't get a lot of back story for any of them. Plus it just switches back and between each of them so quickly, that it kind of bogs down the whole story. As all eyes and efforts are focused on saving the whales. "Big Miracle" is a heart warming message and John Krazcinski is very cute, but ultimately it didn't affect me emotionally as much as I think it should have. I'm gonna have to give this one a rent.