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The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

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Directed by : Craig Gillespie

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Bernard "Bernie" Webber, a crewman at the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, has fallen in love with a local girl, Miriam Pentinen. The two plan to marry in April, but as per Coast Guard custom, Bernie must seek permission from the station's commander, Daniel Cluff. On the day he is due to ask permissi...more


“It does just fine not to bore you, not the finest.”

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The Finest Hours is a fairly typical rescue movie done well. It doesn't attempt to break any new barriers with its material, but you can't help but look past its cliches and enjoy the movie. The casting is spot on, with excellent performances from Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. It's a feel good movie in testament to mankind's perseverance.

A massive Storm strikes the coast of New England, battering seaside homes and any ships unlucky enough to be in its path. Two Tankers, SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer are it's unfortunate victims. Ripped in half but somehow still afloat, both of them send out an SOS to the Coast Guard at Chatham. Receiving the Fort Mercer's SOS first, the chief dispatches his best men towards its rescue. Soon after their departure, he receives the Pendleton's SOS. Lacking the manpower and resources he coaxes his crewman Bernie Webber to take a motorized lifeboat and attempt to save the Pendleton's crew. Despite carrying the baggage of a recent unsuccessful rescue and an impending marriage proposal, Webber agrees to this herculean task. Meanwhile, the Pendleton's Chief Engineer has taken charge and doing his best to mitigate further damage to the ship and keep his crew alive.

Don't expect to be blown away by The Finest Hours, and you'll come out of the Hall satisfied. There's nothing particularly inspired about the movie, but that's a small issue. The storm is terrifying, with the cinematography oftentimes making you feel like you're in it's path. A simple plot helps the movie not get bogged down as well. The Finest Hours isn't a must watch, but it comes close. You won't regret watching this one.

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