With its rousing, old-fashioned tone, this fact-based epic is properly thrilling and inspirational, a tale of heroism that almost seems too good to be true. But it's the astonishing story of a real sea rescue carried out by ordinary men who rose to the challenge. It's also expertly directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) to bring out subtle character detail amid the exhilarating action.
The events took place in a sleepy Massachusetts fishing town in the dead of winter 1952, where Bernie (Chris Pine) is an earnest Coast Guard sailor who has just agreed to marry his strong-willed sweetheart Miriam (Holliday Grainger). Then one night a fierce storm breaks an oil tanker in half just off the coast, and Bernie is sent by his aloof commander Daniel (Eric Bana) to lead a rescue mission. He takes his colleague Richard (Ben Foster) and two young crewmen (Kyle Gallner and John Magaro) with him, heading into the dangerous sea swells. Meanwhile on the tanker's still-floating stern section, engineer Ray (Casey Affleck) becomes the leader of a cantankerous 32-man crew, steering the wreckage toward the relative safety of a shoal. And in these conditions, the odds are in nobody's favour.
Unusually, despite pitch-black conditions with driving rain and swelling seas, the on-screen action is crisp and clear. Gillespie uses vivid effects and clever camerawork to keep the audience right in the thick of things, conveying a vivid sense of scale while detailing the connections between each string of events. And because we understand what's happening and who these people are, the set-pieces are literally breathtaking. This is partially due to the fact that these are normal people who are very easy to identify with, from Pine's inarticulate but tenacious sailor to Affleck's reluctant natural leader. Intriguingly, Grainger's Miriam is the film's feistiest character, a woman who simply can't sit still and wait for news.
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Jessica Simpson reveals her biggest financial mistake.
Jessica Simpson may run a billion dollar fashion business but she is the first to admit there were times when she wasn’t savvy with money. Simpson revealed her biggest financial mistake was her first marriage to 98 Degrees boyband member Nick Lachey.
Jessica Simpson at Teen Vogue's 10th Annual Fashion University in New York, March 2015.
Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson - Photo's of a variety of Hollywood stars as they arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of blockbuster movie 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' The premiere was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th November 2014
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's wedding photographs have sold for $300,000. The pictures will be published in a US entertainment magazine tomorrow (Wednesday 9th July).
People magazine has bought Jessica Simpson's wedding pictures for $300,000, according to reports in a US newspaper. Simpson had joined the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries and Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman whose wedding photos were all bought by the entertainment magazine.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson married on Saturday in California.
The couple got a little too emotional at the altar, but they got through it as a family.
Jessica Simpson’s wedding may have been a glamorous, star-studded event, but there’s always room for a little public embarrassment, as we all know from experience. The elder Simpson sister married her beau Eric Johnson on the 5th in San Isidro Ranch, California and said her vow in front of more than 250 attendees, including celebrities Jessica Alba, CaCee Cobb, Donald Faison, Topher Grace, Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson and Cash Warren, E! reports.
It may have taken a couple of tries, but Simpson and Johnson got there in the end.
The audience probably didn’t help when a visibly flustered Eric and his equally flustered Eric and his equally nervous blushing bride flubbed their vows… just a little bit though. When the 34-year-old groom started to recite his vows, he got obviously choked up and found it difficult to continue. He soldiered on though, and when it was time for Jessica’s vow, she had her own embarrassing moment.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are married! The couple tied the knot on Saturday (5th July) in California.
Jessica Simpson has married Eric Johnson, her partner of four years and father of her two children. The couple tied the knot on Saturday (5th July) in a ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The couple were joined by 250 guests including their extensive families and a number of other famous faces!
Eric Johnson and pregnant Jessica Simpson photographed in 2011.
Simpson and Johnson began dating in May 2010 and became engaged in November of that same year. They have a daughter and son together, Maxwell Drew, born in 2012, and Ace Knute, born in 2013. Both Maxwell and Ace had roles in the wedding as flower girl and ring bearer. Maxwell was also accompanied down the aisle by her cousin, Ashlee Simpson's 5-year-old son, Bronx.
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Jessica Simpson has paid tribute to Eric Johnson's grandfather.
Jessica Simpson gave birth to her second child over the weekend, a boy named Ace Knute Johnson, her representative confirmed to Us Weekly. Little Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute, like King Kanute) arrived via scheduled C-section on Sunday June 30, the representative added.
Jessica Simpson Has Kept Twitter Followers Updated With Her Pregnancy
Simpson, 32, whose fashion company turned over $1 billion, is already a mother to daughter Maxwell, now nearly 14 months old. She announced that she was pregnant again just seven months after baby Maxwell's birth and confirmed she planned on naming her child 'Ace' in February. Ace's strange middle name comes in tribute to Eric Johnson's Swedish paternal grandfather Knute Johnson.
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A big congratulations for Jessica Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson, who had a baby boy last week. Congrats!
Jessica Simpson is a mother again, as the singer has given birth to her first son, with the baby arriving on Sunday (June 30) via a scheduled C-section at a Los Angeles hospital. Deciding on the name Ace Knute Johnson, this is the second child for Simpson and her former American football-playing fiance Eric Johnson, who already have a 1-year-old daughter named Maxwell Drew.
The two are expecting their second child together
The Fashion Star mentor and her husband were keeping the pregnancy relatively private from the public eye, with Simpson announcing that she was pregnant again on Christmas day 2012, but mentioning that she plans on keeping the sex of the child a secret. That was until Simpson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in March when she accidentally blurted out that she was having pregnancy cravings.
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Jessica Simpson gave birth to a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson. The child is with her long-term partner and fiancée NFL player Eric Johnson. Ace is their second child and will be a little brother to their daughter Maxwell.
Jessica Simpson gave birth to a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson. She has been in a relationship with NFL player Eric Johnson since 2010. Ace is their second child together; they have a 14-month-old daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson.
Simpson gave birth to her son on Sunday 30th June 2013 via C-section in L.A. In a statement made to US Weekly, Simpson's representative announced the birth, saying "Ace Knute Johnson has arrived!"
Jessica Simpson, appearing in January last year, pregnant with her daughter Maxwell Drew.
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The singer/actress and her husband-to-be seem beyond happy with their 4-month-old firstborn in the black and white snaps posted on Jessica's lifestyle blog. One picture showed Eric smiling down at his daughter who he is holding in his arms with the caption, 'Daddy's 33rd Birthday!' Another photo shows Jessica, 32, with her child beneath another caption reading: 'Last year at Daddy's party, Maxwell was in my belly. This year she's in my arms!' She has also been sharing Maxwell with her Twitter followers with one image showing her and the happy parents smiling with a firework display behind them.
Although the star seems thrilled with her new life as a mother, losing her post-pregnancy baby weight has been less of a smooth ride. However, she has since embarked on a weight loss programme with Weight Watchers and has reportedly lost over 40 pounds since giving birth to Maxwell. She showed off her new figure on the Katie Couric show 'Katie' and remarked that she was told by doctors that her weight was 'a lot of water' which didn't all come out during the birth. 'I put on more baby weight than I was planning on putting on so I think that I really have to separate myself from the world's expectations and really just look inside of myself and have a relationship with myself and be healthy with myself. That is really important because I want to be a phenomenal role model for my child', she said.
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