When Jason Statham quoted DORY... my scream probably permeated every square inch of the cinema. Not kidding. If you didn't have at least a bit of fun with this film - to quote my new fave child - you're crazy.
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…