If you’re a sucker for men in uniform, historical movies and real-life heroes, then The Finest Hours is just the fliek for you.
Set in 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern.
Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) bravely takes charge to organise a strategy for his fellow survivors.
As word of the disaster reaches the coast guard in Chatham, Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew.
This action-packed historical drama is based on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, written by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
What’s lekker about the movie is that it not only has a hunky star cast, but also follows the love story of a trapped crewman and a local girl, whose future hangs in the balance of an against-all-odds rescue mission.