REVIEW – The Finest Hours Blu-ray

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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The FInest Hours blu-ray

The Finest Hours: The Impossible Rescue

  • Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
  • Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios
  • ASIN: B019PQ0NZG
  • Purchase on Amazon

Brief Synopsis:

Chatham, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, 1952: A nor’easter hits the New England coast and wrecks the SS Fort Mercer. The coast guard is sent to rescue those on board. Because attention is on it, the station does not realize immediately that a tanker, the SS Pendleton, has also been wrecked. Bernie Webber and his crew are sent in a motor lifeboat to save survivors. They agree, “We would all live, or we would all die.”

Bonus Features:

  • Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story
  • Brotherhood
  • Two Crews
  • What Is Your Finest Hour?
  • The Finest Inspiration
  • Deleted Scenes


This movie is based on real life happenings. Bernie Webber, received a Gold Lifesaving Medal for true American heroism. His courage, faith and honor managed against all odds to save 32 crewmen losing only one to the sea.

My Opinion Only:

This is an old-fashioned story centering mainly on Bernie Webber and Pendleton rescue. Had other characters and subplots been more fully woven in along with the rescue of the Fort Mercer intertwined in an incredible telling, it would have added tension building to a stronger climax.

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Samantha Pierce June 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm

This looks like a great movie that both myself and the hubby would enjoy – thanks for sharing! I’m going to check it out.

Elizabeth O. June 20, 2016 - 2:04 am

I missed this when it was showing in the cinemas! I’ve heard mixed reactions from it. I like watching films based on real life stories, so this is something I’ll consider for movie night!

Kate O'Malley June 21, 2016 - 6:04 am

I haven’t heard of this movie. I’m sure to try to watch this soon! Thanks alot!


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