This is a review of the movie The Perfect Storm.
The Perfect Storm stars George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg as fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Clooney plays a gristled captain down on his luck with catches, while Wahlberg plays a rookie fisherman trying to make his life better.
The movie focuses on Clooney’s boat going back out to attempt a better haul. They do succeed in making a record catch, but are caught in the middle of a perfect storm, a confluence of three storm fronts.
There is a side plot of a yacht and the crew being rescued by the Coast Guard.
What I liked about The Perfect Storm:
- The acting is great. Many supporting characters such as John C. Reilly and William Fichtner add to the excitement.
- The pace is wonderful. There is pretty much never a dull moment.
- Emotional. The final 15 minutes are awe inspiring.
What I didn’t like about The Perfect Storm:
- The subplot. Having the private yacht rescued was added to the film, I think, to add action. It didn’t really work.
The movie works on the drama and action levels, so you should spend the two hours watching it. Get some tissues for the ending, though.