Movie Review-BLUE MIRACLE
Sometimes you've got to come out of the blue to find a miracle says the tag line of the new NETFLIX movie BLUE MIRACLE and that's exactly what we see in the film. Jimmy Gonzales plays Papa Omar who runs a home for homeless boys with his wife Becca, played by Fernanda Urrejola, in the the Mexican costal town of Cabo San Lucas that is on the verge of foreclosure because of a huge debt owed to the bank.
Omar enlists the help of a crusty old sea captain, played by Dennis Quaid, to help him and his boys win a huge prize in a fishing contest even though none of the boys have ever fished before and Omar's has only fished once and it was a frightening boyhood experience where he almost drowned. Quaid does a great job playing the gruff old boat captain who has won the contest twice before.
The Bisbee Black and Blue Fishing Tournament brings in some of the best fishermen in the world and the young boys had little chance of catching a marlin, much less winning the competition. They were hoping for a miracle.
BLUE MIRACLE, based on a true story, is a great family movie with it's inspirational story of a group of boys who go way past their limitations to compete against the professional fisherman. It's also a movie about second chances and how the power of love can create miracles. I really enjoyed the movie.
Blue Miracle is rated TV14 and lasts about 90 minutes. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate the movie a LARGE.