I love a good movie and I must admit that when choosing a movie, many times I look at the actors then the plot. There are certain actors that I usually truly enjoy. I know if they picked a movie to be in, that I will usually like it. Such is the case with pretty much anything Drew Barrymore is in. I love her acting. So, when I heard about Big Miracle from Universal, I was excited to check it out since she is one of the actors. When I read the synopsis, I was even more stoked to check it out.
Based on the inspiring incredible true story that united the world, the rescue adventure BIG MIRACLE tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend.
With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
Watch the trailer here:
Fine Print: I received no compensation for this post, however I will be reviewing the movie in the future. Winners must arrive early to ensure seating as it is first come, first served (and attendees must have a ticket so enter to win if you’d like to go).