Couple of comments: (The Finest Hours from Disney Studios is the best directed movie that I have ever seen and Craig Gillespie did a fantastic job). This daring rescue attempt at sea (based on a true story) that you all are viewing is an experience that you wouldn’t believe in this (Future Disney Classic of all time, and I believe this going to win a lot of Nominations and Awards). This actual disaster-and-rescue drama took place in Wellfleet, Ma on November 1951. Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) were on a small lifeboat carrying 30 stranded sailors with ungodly temperatures and it really took a toll on their bodies and they overcame so many obstacles. The Finest Hours is, “One For The Ages”.
Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith) escapes from the law for fifteen years by driving into a mans bicycle and it turns out they were friends. In the end Miss Shepherd parks in Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) driveway. Miss Shepherd is determined to have her own way by staying in her own van by showing her own importance. The whole film is charming including Maggie Smith role in being an eccentric woman.
When Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) first met Gabby thought Travis was a southern man that was smug and it turned out they were meant for each other, but their was Ryan (Tom Welling) who got in the way of Gabby deciding where her heart lies. So both Gabby and Travis got married and had two children. That is what happens in a small coastal town that is tested by life’s most defining events.
In 1957 tremendous tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were at it’s peak and James Donovan (Tom Hanks) a lawyer who is recruited by the CIA immediately got involved in a release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) for Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the United States. (A well written story line from Ethan Coen and Matt Charman both are nominated for Oscars even this fantastic movie Bridge Of Spies)