Friday, January 29, 2016

Flick Friday-The Finest Hours

***Disclosure-I was invited to an advanced screening of this movie.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

I have a lot of respect for those who put their lives at risk everyday to save others lives.  The Coast Guard is a group of men and women who do that everyday on the waters.  Water cannot be controlled.  They do search and rescue on those uncontrollable waters. 

The Finest Hours is based on a true story.

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern.  As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast.  Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men.  Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

This movie was intense.  It had me at the edge of my seat.  That 3D though!!!  It was an emotional roller coaster ride.  I think I held my breath throughout most of the movie. 

Check out this trailer below.  This is a little teaser ...
Grab your family and head to the movies to watch this thriller.  You will not be disappointed. 

Want to learn more about the movie, visit the official THE FINEST HOURS website here:

THE FINEST HOURS storms into theatres everywhere today!


Connie Leon said...

I saw the commercial for this last night, I want to go see it! Thanks for all the great details!

Unknown said...

looks good! will have to watch it on itunes later.

Angie@Chasingmyhalo said...

I recently heard about this movie for the first time, and it sounds so good! Those real-life thrillers get to me!