Based on a true story, and dedicated to ten thousand Gloucestermen lost atsea since 1623, `The Perfect Storm' is a powerful movie that will take youplaces to which you've never been before. Director Wolfgang Peterson hasdeftly crafted an intense rendering of the story of the Andrea Gail, aswordfishing boat captained by Billy Tyne that left Gloucester,Massachusetts, in the fall of 1991, and soon encountered the storm of thecentury. After a less than profitable trip out, Captain Tyne (GeorgeClooney) sets out again in October, with a crew of five men, and heads fordeep water and a place know as the `Flemish Cap.' It's a dangerous trek forthat time of year, but he assures his men that the catch will be worth therisk. What he could not foresee, however (nor could any meteorologist), wasthat three major storms would converge to form a single storm, the likes ofwhich comes along only once in every one hundred years or so. Fate steps infurther when, after their catch is made, their ice making machine burns out,leaving them without the means of packing and preserving the fish. Theyhave no choice but to go back in, directly through the storm, lest the fishspoil, in which case all of their work, and the risks taken, would be fornaught. Tyne lets the crew decide; do they turn away and wait out thestorm, losing everything, or do they prove that they're `Gloucestermen,' andtry to make it back. What Peterson did with this film, the way he tells the story, can belikened to what Melville did with the novel, `Moby Dick;' as it moves along,he fleshes out the characters and subtly provides an intimate portrait ofwhat this kind of life is all about. He pays such meticulous attention todetails, that by the time you're in the middle of the storm, the impact isextraordinary; you know what this boat is and how it works, you've smelledthe fish and the sweat and the sea, and worked alongside the crew. Youknow these people and what's at stake here. You know the feel of thefishing lines and the grappling hooks, felt that rush of adrenaline thatcomes when you hook a big one, or when a huge wave washes over the deck. Hegives you so much in this film, puts you in it so completely, that it primesyour senses for whatever's to come. Combine all of this with the bestspecial effects imaginable, outstanding performances, and a terrific scoreby John Horner, and you're in for the thrill of a lifetime. The charismatic Clooney is exemplary here as Tyne; he knows him from theinside out, which enables him to convey a real sense of who this man is. And it shows in the way he carries himself, the way he walks and talks,right down to the look in his eye. He's tough without any unwarrantedtheatrics or bravura, is self-assured, but aware of his own shortcomings, aswell. It's a commanding performance with nuance and depth; It's all there,and Clooney makes it real. Mark Wahlberg, also, is outstanding as BobbyShatford, the rookie fisherman who can't stand to be more than two feet awayfrom the woman he loves, Christina (Diane Lane). Lane gives a notableperformance here, too, as does John C. Reilly, who does an emotional turn as`Murph,' the veteran fisherman with a young son he loves, and who lives withthe remorse of past mistakes that cost him his wife. Rounding out the exceptional supporting cast are William Fichtner (Sully),Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Linda), Allen Payne (Alfred), John Hawkes(Bugsy) and Michael Ironside (Bobby Brown). There are thrills and heroicsto spare in `The Perfect Storm,' but it's also inspiring; once you've seenthe Coast Guard in action, for example, you'll never take them for grantedagain. What makes this such a great movie, though, is that it's about realpeople, doing their jobs and going about living their lives like we all do. It's an instance of ordinary people getting caught up in extraordinarycircumstances, and Peterson has made them accessible, ones with whom anyonein the audience will be able to identify. This is an emotionally charged,unforgettable film; you'll experience things from the comfort of your seatin the theater (or on the couch) that most people will never get close to inreal life. And therein lies the true magic of the cinema. This is onemovie you absolutely do not want to miss.10/10.
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An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
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In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.
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Reviewed byjhcluesVote: 10/10/10
It is inescapable fact that it is very difficult to take real-life eventsand translate them into an interesting and thrilling movie. Ron Howardperfected the art with "Apollo 13" and now Wolfgang Petersen continues onwith "The Perfect Storm".
This story of Gloucester, MA. fishermen who go out for one last try at a bigpayoff in a slumping season packs quite a wollup once they get caught up inan event that had never before been recorded: the perfect storm. Fromthere, you have to suspend belief just a bit and drink in the eventsoccurring aboard the Andrea Gail. It's not tough, as the cast delivers themperfectly.
George Clooney may have played his signature role as Capt. Billy Tyne,skipper of the ill-fated Andrea Gail on that fateful day in 1991. Clooneycomes off as neither overly glamorous, or bigger than life, but as a simplecommon man just trying to break his fishing slump and bring home a bigpayday for his boss, his crew, and himself. When George relaxes and putshimself into a role, he is better off, and Capt. Tyne is the pinnacle ofthat for him.
Mark Wahlberg comes on board as Bobby Shatford, a rookie fisherman who istrying to make a better life for himself and his girlfriend Chris (nicelyplayed by Diane Lane). Bobby is the only character given equal depth toBilly and comes off with the same impression: a good guy who was tryinghard to make a better life. Very nicely done here as well.
Supporting cast is good, John C. Reilly as Dale "Murph" Murphy, WilliamFichtner as David "Sully" Sullivan, a late arrival to the Andrea Gail'screw, Michael Ironside as the profit first Bob Brown. All of these stellarcharacterizations and serve brilliantly to put you into Gloucester of1991.
Wolfgang Petersen has created a gripping film, full of chillingly realisticspecial effects. He skillfully took Sebastian Junger's novel and tweaked itto fit the confines of the motion picture screen. Casting and acting by allinvolved was perfect and you never once feel like anything is overacted oroverly dramatic, just that you are somehow involved with the fear that hadto have been involved on that night.
4 1/2 out of 5
Heading into this film I did not expect the full on and intense experiencethat it delivered. I expected brilliant and seamless computer graphics, theywere delivered. I expected a fairly personal story about the peopleinvolved, that was delivered. I expected some amazing sounds and sights, andI got them.
While I was watching this film, I couldn't help being aware of the fact thatthe people being tossed around the sea were, at least in part, real and thatthis movie was based on what they went through. But I also got more... I gotto be in the storm and feel my heart quicken a little as the fishing vesseledges up impossibly large waves, and then crashes down to face another.
It is not a pretty film, it portrays very well the harsh environment inwhich it is set. It is a 'real' film, that doesn't seem to pull any punches.
The photography is excellent and really draws you in, it is fluid and makesyou feel close to the action. The acting is very good, it really connectsyou with the crew of the Andrea Gail and those around them. The computeranimation is what you would expect it to be - almost seamless - it delivershuge waves and powerful storm cells.
This is one of the best films I have seen in a long time, and truly removesyou from your reality and into the storm.