THURS­DAY THE PER­FECT STORM

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, 9GO! ★★★

A true story of me­te­o­rol­ogy gone mad. In the late au­tumn of 1991, the crew of a small fish­ing boat was trapped on a treach­er­ous At­lantic Ocean as three sep­a­rate storm fronts joined to be­come the mother of all gales. Direc­tor Wolf­gang Petersen (Das Boot) stops short of rep­re­sent­ing these men as he­roes. In the eyes of this movie, they are sim­ply peo­ple go­ing about their job, un­lucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and look­ing for the com­po­sure that will help them some­how sur­vive. A quiet, in­tro­spec­tive Ge­orge Clooney is the cap­tain of the ill-fated ves­sel, a soli­tary sea-salt chas­ing the last big haul of the fish­ing sea­son. Mark Wahlberg is his un­of­fi­cial sec­ond-in­com­mand, an or­di­nary work­ing man pre­pared to back the judg­ment of his boss, come what may.

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