Big Miracle

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: February 3, 2012
DVD: June 19, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.27
based on 76 votes and 21 reviews
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Cast: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson


A newsman Adam Carlson (John Krasinski) working in the northern tip of Alaska has just about run out of stories to report on when a family of endangered gray whales are trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

The news brings his ex-girlfriend, Greenpeace volunteer and avid environmentalist Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore) to the rescue. Her efforts help bring attention to the whales' plight, not only from hordes of interested onlookers racing to the area, but from local politicians.

However, what Rachel and Adam need most of all is cooperation from both the American and Russian governments if the whales are to survive.

Based on the book "Freeing the Whales" by Tom Rose.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Steve Golin, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael Sugar
Screenplay: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
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  • 5 stars "Cute and Sad. Drew Barrymore was so beautiful."
  • 4 stars "beautiful filming"
  • 4 stars "good movie for the family."