Special Advance Screening: BIG MIRACLE

[ 21 ] January 17, 2012 |

Kidoinfo is giving readers the chance to win a family four-pack of passes to the advance screening of Universal Pictures’ BIG MIRACLE being held on Saturday, January 28 at at 10:00AM at Showcase Providence Place Cinema.

I have 5 family four packs to give away. Just tell me why you (or your children) love the ocean in the comments below and I will randomly select 5 winners on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Noon EST.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. One entry per person or address. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Seating at screening is first-come, first-served.
This film is rated PG for language.

Inspired by the incredible true story that united the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market.  But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too.  With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore).  Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend.

With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales.  As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

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  1. Emily says:

    the ocean – what’s not to love? Especially when we get to enjoy it so often here in RI

  2. Shonna says:

    The beautiful unknown, so many things to discover, so many questions to ask!

  3. My 10 year old son LOVES animals. Everykind! Total nature boy and his dream is to own a zoo:) My husband and I recently took him and our daughter to see “We Bought A Zoo”, (great movie by the way for animal lovers), and Big Miracle was the preview. He stated he really wants to see it. Thank You!

  4. Paula Clifford says:

    My kids and I love to play in the ocean because the waves are so much fun. My kids love to watch the animals in the ocean because they are so graceful and full of life. They also like to watch the sharks catch the sea lions but they are boys and like action. thanks for the great offer.

  5. Millicent says:

    My whole family enjoys going to the ocean year round. In the summer we swim, take boat/ferry rides. In the other seasons, we find sealife, take poctures, have a picnic, take long walks, and take in the ions of the waves crashing.

  6. Michelle Rosemark says:

    My family loves the ocean. We went to Florida in November, and saw manatees, dolphins and all kinds of fish. My kids love collecting shells on the beach.

  7. Donna Simonelli says:

    My family and I would so appriciate the chance to see this movie. The ocean, (especially the beach)has always made for some special family memories. I think my children ages 12 & 6 would learn alot about how special the ocean is to sea animals ,especially whale families.

  8. Jenna says:

    The ocean is just a magical place that my children love to explore. From the sand and their creations, to the waves and salt water there is so much to discover. My boys just love finding crabs on the sand and wearing their snorkels in the shallow ocean waters to see what nature’s bounty is beneath them. They love hands-on demonstrations at museums for touching the sea creatures/life that isn’t so easily accessible when visiting the ocean here. It’s a world of fascination… we’d love to see this movie!!

  9. aisha says:

    We love going to the ocean to collect seashells, boating, and of course swimming. The kids enjoy exploring the water for animals.

  10. Karen W. says:

    We love tide-pooling — all ages, all together.

  11. Katie Murray says:

    Being in Rhode Island it’s easy to develop a love for the ocean and all of the fun and beauty it has to offer. We spend a lot of time at the beach (all seasons) and have the opportunity to sail with a friend most summers. Since he was about 3, my son Aidan, now 7, has been especially fascinated by whales. The best we’ve seen locally are seals but hopefully a movie like this could keep his interest until we can get to a whale watch.

  12. KT ramsey says:

    All of our favorite animals live in the ocean! Crabs, whales, squid, sharks, flounder, lobsters! They are our totems and the subject of some of our favorite stories. Thank you!

  13. Katy Killilea Katy Killilea says:

    My sons love swimming, and love watching animals swim at ASRI–this sounds like a really good film. We’d love to win!

  14. Brett Summers says:

    Because it covers 70% of the earth, so it’s important to take notice.

  15. Neile Hartman says:

    Our family loves the ocean and its shoreline because it reminds us that the world is a very, very big place and this brings out the very best in us – a sense of adventure (let’s set sail!), a desire to explore (wanna dig in the sand?!?), the inspiration to create (sandcastles!) and the courage to take risks and learn new things (ride the waves!) Plus, my husband’s greatest passion (2nd to raising his two sons) is surfing and we all love to see “Dad” THAT happy. Thanks ocean!!!

  16. Laura C. says:

    We are ocean animals! I call my boys “My Little Dolphins” because they love to swim so much.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Living in The Ocean State sure makes it easy to enjoy and love the ocean! Our kids love to look for various creatures in tide pools, along rocky shores or sandy coves. If they would have their way, our house would be a zoo by now!! They also love watching movies about animals, we just saw Free Willy again the other day. Can’t wait to see Big Miracle!

  18. Laura says:

    It’s amazing to be able to step into a completely different world just a few feet off the sand. There’s often a peacefulness even amongst the crashing waves and current. Knowing the ocean is home to so many living things amazes my kids.

  19. Joan says:

    My two sons love the ocean because it is constantly in motion, just like them.

  20. Suzanne says:

    When I saw that movie trailer recently, out of all the other family movies playing now, I told me kids I want to see that film, we will go to see that film. I like the story concept of the entire town working so hard to save animals in their own environment, the whales aren’t in captivity or in a zoo, they are in nature. My kids and I spend as much time as we can by the sea shore, swimming, walking, exploring. To me, the beach is the most beautiful of all settings and sea creatures the most fantastic.

  21. kimberly says:

    My daughter Hannah is more passionate about the ocean than anyone I have ever known. She seems to be more ‘at home’ when she is in the water than when she is on dry land. When she was very very little, she wanted to be a doctor. Then she fell in love with the ocean and asked “what is a doctor for the ocean called?” Now, she’s shifted focus toward studying oceanography. When she isn’t IN the water, she is drawing creatures of the sea (mermaids, too, of course!) and writing stories about underwater adventures. To be able to go and see this movie will make her SWOON!

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