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‘Blue Miracle’ Movie Review: A Well-Intentioned Artistic Misfire

Director Julio Quintana took a real-life story about orphans participating in a big-time fishing tournament and added Jimmy Gonzales, Dennis Quaid, and some dramatic flourishes to it

Ritika Kispotta - Sat, 29 May 2021 18:02:55 +0100 2737 Views
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“Blue Miracle” is based on truth, the headline-making story of an inexperienced Mexican team who won the world’s richest fishing tournament in 2014, Julio Quintana’s likable family film misses nary a cornball trick in Hollywood’s underdog-drama playbook and with regards to pulls it off. Focused on a gaggle of Latino youngsters from underprivileged backgrounds, the arc follows them surpassing expectations as they struggle to win a fishing competition. The potential money earnings, as is customary in these styles of setups, can profit a noble cause.


It stars Dennis Quaid as Wade, a drunk and crabby skilled worker, and Jimmy Gonzales as Omar, the caring owner of the orphanage, who all the children call “Papa Omar.” And while the film has all the makings of something that might simply be to a fault cloying as a result of it’s thus certain, Blue Miracle manages to be a rather charming family-friendly affair.


That “Blue Miracle” reaches this level mostly due to Jimmy Gonzales, who is known for TV roles in “Lodge 49” and “Mayans M.C.,” here proving himself a leading man of quiet, durable integrity. As Venegas, Gonzales is sufficiently terrific to make you want the character to be written as the fully dimensional human he presumptively is, instead of as a terrestrial saint in cargo shorts: Venegas’ through-and-through goodness is obvious enough while not the continual ethical spirit talks the script keeps handing him for backup, though Gonzales delivers them with genuinely heroic conviction. He’s honey to the vinegar of Dennis Quaid, cast in the largely devised role of the crusty foreigner fishing captain who shows the team the ropes and reels. This of all stories hardly wants a white savior figure, however, Quaid’s flinty dynamic with Gonzales lends some texture to the current soft, sentimental tale.


Quaid brings his most adorable crustiness to his portrayal of Wade in “Blue Miracle,” bored wittiness serving to stay the proceedings from obtaining too adhesive. Working from a script he co-wrote with Chris Dowling, Quintana does a swift and well-organized job of fixing the story and its stakes. True to its title, “Blue Miracle” is submerged in lovely tones of turquoise, aquamarine, and cerulean. A receiver of Terrence Malick, Quintana possesses a pointy eye for color and pictorial beauty, even amid the smallest amount of exciting precincts of a town known for its spectacular hotels and inflow of moneyed celebrities.


The main moments of conflict involve Wade letting go of his own past mistakes, finding a reference to the children, and winning the competition correctly. It’s all back and forth with can they win the tournament, will they keep the house, will all of them pull it along as a unit. Mixed at intervals the subtext is subtle hints at a spiritual viewpoint, where Omar expresses the importance of his belief, having something to guide him. That’s enormous within the approach, and that I appreciated it not being hammered on the head, however, it’s conjointly not enough to leave a mark. The main purpose is the youngsters growing during this competition and therefore the adults learning something along the way. If you’ll imagine, the majority of Blue Miracle is sort of predictable. If any of this has resulted in a good movie, that may be the biggest miracle of all of them.


Final Score – [5.7/10]
Reviewed by – Ritika Kispotta
Follow her @KispottaRitika on Twitter (https://twitter.com/KispottaRitika)

 

 

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