Release year: 2012
Director: Ken Kwapis
Screenwriter: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Thomas Rose (based on the book by)
Starring: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, Ahmaogak Sweeney, Dermot Mulroney
In 1988 a small story from Alaska become big news as the world gathered around to try to save a small whale family stuck in the ice.
Based on the book Freeing the Whales telling the story of Operation Breakthrough in 1988, an international effort to rescue a whale family. The story evolves mostly around Adam Carlson, a news reporter played by Krasinski (Something Borrowed, 2011) and Barrymore (The Wedding Singer, 1998) as his ex-girlfriend working for Greenpeace. The two are the catalysators for the event which spins of several side stories as people get involved for various reasons. It is an engaging family drama with added impact from the real-life basis and good performances all around. Touching with some fun images of the real persons in the end.
In this film, the three gray whales are named after characters from The Flintstones (1960). Their names were Bonnet, Crossbeak, and Bone in real life
Picture copyrights: UIP