A star for Zazie and a star for Céline & Cher. That's it. *SAVE*
John Cho is excellent here as a parent who suddenly feels disconnected from his kid in more ways than one. Debra Messing is also strong as the detective assigned to his case. I was emotionally invested in David Kim's search for his daughter from the start (that opening montage got me good) and found the filming style and use of media to be mostly well-executed. Some of the twists and turns did feel a bit contrived to me. To be…
It's still a damn shame that Jake Gyllenhaal was shut out at the Oscars after delivering such a transfixing, disturbing, and career-best performance in Nightcrawler.
Rene Russo isn't given nearly enough credit either for her contributions to the film, and I would've preferred a supporting nomination for her over Meryl Streep in Into the Woods.
SHAILENE. WOODLEY. She's an incredible talent to anchor this film and one of my personal favorite actresses to watch at the moment. She has solid chemistry with Sam Claflin, who also turns in a fine performance despite being given less to do.
The cinematography is simply gorgeous throughout and the sound design is beautiful yet haunting. It's impressive knowing that this was mostly filmed at sea. There's passion in the filmmaking and an inspiring true story like this deserves that…