In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

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In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 43% / Audience 54%

Rated PG-13,  2 hr 1 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION
Ron Howard
CAST
Chris Hemsworth  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Benjamin Walker  •  Ben Whishaw

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Chris Hemsworth Owen Chase
Cillian Murphy Matthew Joy
Benjamin Walker
Ben Whishaw
Tom Holland
Brendan Gleeson
Donald Sumpter Paul Macy
Frank Dillane Owen Coffin
Joseph Mawle Benjamin Lawrence
Charlotte Riley Peggy
Paul Anderson Thomas Chappel
Michelle Fairley Mrs. Nickerson