I was invited to a free screening of The Finest Hours.
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All views expressed are the honest opinion of Just Say I Told You So.
About the film
On February 18, 1952, a massive storm (a nor'easter) struck New England. This storm was so powerful that it nearly destroyed the eastern seaboard, tearing two 500-foot oil tankers in half, leaving the crews in the middle of nowhere facing nearly impossible odds.
The crew aboard the stern half of one of the tankers, the Pendleton, under the reluctant leadership of chief engineer, Raymond Sybert, the crew uses their dwindling resources to stay afloat. In the meantime, the U.S. Coast Guard in Chatham, Massachusetts, sends a small but courageous crew, in a wooden lifeboat, on a life or death mission to save the day.
Bernie Weber ................... Chris Pine
Raymond Sybert ............... Casey Affleck
Miriam Webber ................. Holliday Grainger
Richard Livesey ................ Ben Foster
Daniel Cluff ...................... Eric Bana
This is one Action Thriller that stressed me OUT! In a good way. I mean I was on the edge of my seat for a good part of this outstanding movie. The fact that it was based on a true story made it even worse! The Finest Hours is very well made. And the cast is excellent.
The entire audience was enthralled for the duration of the movie. Aside from the occasional gasp, I am not sure that I heard anyone speak a single word. It was that captivating!
If you are looking for a movie of substance, something you can really get caught up in, I highly recommend this movie. It's got action, love, and passion too! It will renew your belief in the hunan spirit and remind you that we really are in this together.
The Finest Hours is in theaters today...
GO OUT AND SEE IT!