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February 5, 2016

At the Movies: Waves and nostalgia wash over ‘The Finest Hours'

By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy “The Finest Hours,” a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas.

The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (”Lars and the Real Girl,” ‘'Million Dollar Arm”), is a movie of curious contrasts: an unabashedly old-fashioned and overwhelmingly vanilla tale of awe-shucks-ing, double-dating 1950s seamen, told with the modern 3-D effects of your average end-of-the-world movie.


 
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