A scene from "The Finest Hours," a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.
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Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy "The Finest Hours," a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas. The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars and the Real Girl," "Million Dollar Arm"), is a movie of curious contrasts: an unabashedly old-fashioned and overwhelmingly vanilla tale of aw-shucks-ing, double-dating 1950s seamen, told with the modern 3-D effects of your average end-of-the-world movie. Playing the assistant engineer Ray Sybert on the Pendleton is Casey Affleck, who moodily skulks over pipes and valves in the engine room for much of the film.It's just when they're making their wedding plans that the storm sets in, news of the tanker's distress spreads and Eric Bana's ill-informed commanding officer dispatches Bernie into the freezing surf to search for survivors. His most notable companion is a near-silent sailor played by the arresting Ben Foster, who appears to have made a bet to say as few words as possible throughout the film.
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