Big Miracle is based on the true story of three gray whales that became trapped in ice in Alaska, and the effort to save them. John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore and Ted Danson all star as people involved in saving the whales, each for different reasons: Krasinski’s character wants to get noticed as a journalist; Barrymore’s character wants to bring attention to Greenpeace; and Danson’s character wants to improve his dickhead, oil-tycoon persona. The movie is a who’s-who of has-beens and soon-to-be has-beens. The film flopped at the box office, which is no surprise; it lacks a passion for its subject matter, and comes off as disingenuous bullshit.
Director: Ken Kwapis
Producer: Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward, Stuart Besser and Paul Green
Cast: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Vinessa Shaw, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Nelson, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Higgins, James LeGros, Rob Riggle, Bruce Altman, Michael Gaston, Mark Ivanir, Stefan Kapicic, Shea Whigham, John Pingayak and John Chase