The Finest Hours

This disaster film has not done very well at the US box office but it deserves more admiration. It is a thrilling true story with a good cast and a bonus sweet romance at its core. The Finest Hours depicts how the US Coast Guard undertook a dangerous rescue mission off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers were destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. It centres around Bernie Webber, played by the always dashing Chris Pine, and also explores Bernie's romance with his future headstrong wife, Miriam, played by Holliday Grainger. Casey Affleck leads the cast on the oil tanker and does a solid job as the smart leader of the crew. But the CGI is most impressive and will leave you feeling like you are on the boat surfing the massive and daunting 70-foot waves with the heroes. Make sure you stay for the end credits to see photographs of the real life people involved in the remarkable rescue effort.  


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