When it’s all said and done, Big Miracle wants to be a whale of a tale with its heart in the right place, but like oh-so-many movies these days, the execution leaves more than a little to be desired.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, sometimes to the point of drunkenness.
  • Language/Profanity: Several uses of h-l- and dam-. Bast---, jack--- and son of a bit—are used once. God’s name is exclaimed and misused on several occasions.
  • Sex/Nudity: Kissing. Rachel’s chutzpah is equated to having a “big pair.”
  • Violence:  Several of the whales are injured and shown fighting for the survival. The ice causes several cuts and scrapes to the whales’ delicate flesh.

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blogFor more information, including her upcoming book signings and sample chapters of her novels, check out her Website.