Bottom Line: A heartfelt, harmless and (at times) happily ham-fisted family friendly flick that delivers precisely what you’d expect…but with more wit and emotion than you actually would expect. Engaging and energetic – the committed cast and crew give this movie enough positive momentum to ensure you and your kids have a whale of a good time! Surprisingly, my 7- and 5-year old boys were locked in and engaged throughout – bestowing A+’s as we left the theater. A breakfast of popcorn and Icee's, during an early morning screening, will do that sometimes...
Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krazinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Vinessa Shaw and Ted Danson
Directed by: Ken Kwapis (HE’S JUST NOT THAT IN TO YOU, LICENSE TO WED and DUNSTON CHECKS IN)
Running time: 107 minutes
Story: Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure, Big Miracle, tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. (Universal Pictures)