This Friday, the uplifting true story Big Miracle comes to theaters, instilling the message that everybody, no matter who they are, loves whales. In celebration of the movie, whales, miracles, love, everybody, and all things big, we have assembled a collection of clips from the upcoming film, which stars Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski as headliners of a pretty terrific cast. Check out the clips and just try and deny your innate cetaceophilia.
Just in case we aren't sure why we love whales (which, need I remind you, we do), Rachel (Barrymore), an adamant animal rights activist, gives us plenty of reasons in this first clip from the film. They're beautiful, vulnerable, relatable creatures who need and deserve our help. I think she manages to convince Adam (Krasinski) pretty efficiently.
Just because everyone is on the same team, it doesn’t mean they all get along. Rachel doesn’t take too kindly to Adam’s co-reporter Jill Jerard (Kristen Bell), whom she thinks is in the whale-saving game simply to get ratings.
The effects of Rachel’s mission extends much further than just the immediate lives of the Alaska-based activist and one or two ratings-hungry reporters. Col. Scott Boyer (Dermot Mulroney) unites with Kelly Meyers (Vinessa Shaw) to discuss some sort of “Plan.” Perhaps a plan that has something to do with whale-saving?
Everyone—we mean everyone—loves whales. Even oil drilling jerks like J.W. McGraw (Ted Danson), who forms an unexpected bond with the majestic creatures.
Even though she’s in it for the whales, Rachel finds out that some people are worth loving too. Her arch nemesis McGraw actually turns out to be not such an evil guy after all. Whales have that effect on people.
Sure, we all love whales…but I guess some of us appreciate them a little more than others, as indicated by this clip wherein a man who truly seems to understand the spirit of the whales tries to pass off this appreciation to a younger boy…who doesn’t seem to really be in on the whole trend of whale-loving.
And as we can see, all this whale-loving DOES pay off! After the tireless efforts of Rachel, Pat (Tim Blake Nelson), and everybody else involved, the trapped whales do finally begin to pick up and move. But how will the story end?
Find out what happens to these whales and the people who love them this Friday, Feb. 3, when Big Miracle, directed by Ken Kwapis, hits theaters!
It's never easy to gauge the true tastes of American audiences when it comes to what they watch and listen to.
The nominations for the 28th Annual People's Choice Awards--sponsored by the Gallup Organization--were announced on Tuesday and some surprising picks lead the pack. Actor Jason Alexander (of ABC's axed sitcom Bob Patterson) received a nod as favorite male performer in a new television series, and the high-octane flick The Fast and the Furious scored a nomination as well.
Here's the complete rundown of those nominated for the upcoming ceremony to be held Jan. 13, 2002 in Pasadena and broadcast on CBS:
Motion Picture: The Fast and the Furious, Pearl Harbor, Shrek
Motion Picture Star in a Comedy: Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller
Motion Picture Star in a Drama: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington
Motion Picture Actor: Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
Motion Picture Actress: Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez
Television Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends
Television Dramatic Series: ER, Law & Order, The West Wing
Male Television Performer: Drew Carey, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano
Female Television Performer: Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Calista Flockhart
Male Performer in a New Television Series: Jason Alexander, (Bob Patterson), Scott Bakula (Enterprise), Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids)
Female Performer in a New Television Series: Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show), Kim Delaney (Philly), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Reba McEntire (Reba)
Male Musical Performer: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, George Strait
Female Musical Performer: Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez
Musical Group: 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks