Netflix Blue Miracle starring Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzales releases today.
I had the opportunity to screen this film and not only was it inspiring, it was full of hope and love.
The film is based on the incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.
Quaid plays a washed up fisherman and Gonzales portrays the boys home “papa,” whose unlikely partnership has one purpose….. to win the money!
Both desperate for the winnings, find themselves at a crossroads… do they try to win the right way or do they cheat.
I believe every man got inside of him his call to greatness, to be able to do something better than anybody else. and most men they’re afraid of that and they make any excuse they can including their family to play it safe, not to answer that call but I’m not that way.
Most of the film is centered around what happens on the boat. Spending hours at sea for 3 days trying to catch the “big blue,” we find out that Gonzales is still dealing with the death of his father who died at sea. Quaid has a son, who he has sacrificed a relationship with to follow his dream of becoming the worlds greatest fisherman. The boys see Gonzales as a father figure, and even though they come from different backgrounds learn to love and support one another. Sounds like a family to me!
Anyway, I truly enjoyed this move and with the holiday weekend upon us, this would be a great film to watch with the entire family.