Big Miracle (2012)
November 10, 2022 6:35 AM - Subscribe

TRAILER 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. Together, they try to rally an international coalition to save the whales before it's too late.

Also starring Kristen Bell, Vinessa Shaw, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Danson, Kathy Baker, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Root, James Le Gros.

Directed by Ken Kwapis. Screenplay by Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, adapted from the nonfiction book Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event by Tom Rose.

75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently available for digital rental in the US on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.

Presented as part of roolya_boolya's sponsored theme day, in which I'll be posting six movies with an Arctic/life in the polar circle/snowy theme. Donate $20 to MeFi and I'll post six movies on the theme of your choice, too!
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
y'all need to at least watch all the trailers in this special roolya_boolya northern series whipped up by DOT

what a contrast! "one of these things is not like the others" boy howdy
posted by elkevelvet at 7:19 AM on November 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

This is a big floofy Hollywood movie, but it's pretty entertaining within that sphere.

File it under "things to watch with kids or your folks that won't make you pull your hair out."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:22 AM on November 10, 2022

I mean, you'll notice it's 75% fresh on RT. So.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:51 PM on November 11, 2022

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