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PG| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), a reporter based in a small town in northern Alaska, can't wait to land a job in a bigger market. Then, the story of a lifetime practically lands in his lap: A family of gray whales is discovered near the Arctic Circle, trapped by rapidly forming ice. Along with the descending media comes Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), an environmental activist and Adam's ex-lover. Together, they try to rally an international coalition to save the whales before it's too late.

Cast: John Krasinski , Drew Barrymore , Kristen Bell , Vinessa Shaw , Dermot Mulroney , Tim Blake Nelson , Ted Danson , Stephen Root

Director: Ken Kwapis

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Big Miracle (2012)

Release Date: February 3rd, 2012|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • April 04, 2013 drearonnell0223
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    This was one of those special films that are rare because they show humanity at it's best. Excellent film.

  • May 30, 2012 crampt3630
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    I loved this movie. Lots of laughs and some tears. Looking forward to watching it again.

  • May 19, 2012 dq00000000124625
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    Not a bad movie but Drew Barrymore is the worst actress. She almost ruined the movie because her character was so weak. Why do they use her in movies?

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