In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend – a Greenpeace volunteer – on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. –IMDb
Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy “License to Wed” starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” a film adaptation of Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel, starring Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel. Kwapis is in pre-production to direct the film adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s non-fiction bestseller, “He’s Just Not That Into You,” for New Line Cinema.
For television, Kwapis helped launch some of the most innovative comedies of the past decade. He directed the pilot of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Office,” starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson. He received a 2007 Emmy nomination for directing the episode “Gay Witch Hunt.” Kwapis also earned an Emmy nomination for his work as a producer-director of… read more
With a so-so director at the helm of another "based on a true story" family tales, this film could have easily fallen into PG purgatory. Despite the fact that the film never reconciles one ultra-liberal character's slights against traditional values and hunter/harvester lifestyles, it was still rather enjoyable. Great photography at times, great locations, and some genuine cuteness. Loved the 80s look, too.