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Release Date: February 3rd, 2012

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2012

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

Production Co: Anonymous Content, Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Big Miracle is a family movie fitted with the usual appeals to multiple audiences, and though tots, teens and younger parents might find the action a little slow until the rescue pressure builds, the grandparents will enjoy it as a trip down media memory lane. show more

  • But there's so much going on in Big Miracle that the biggest miracle of all – the whales at the center of the story, get lost amid all the criss-crossing love stories, political wheeler-dealing and well-intentioned but inadequate rescue missions. show more

  • It's the affable cast, headed by Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, that really makes the picture so widely accessible. show more

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