CFDb Movie Review
Based on the incredible true story.
Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
Based on a true story, this is an amazing film. Here were some highlights:
- Accept the darkness, live through the night.
- Power and importance of forgiveness.
- The parents showing discipline without anger.
- If you can take it, you can make it.
- The faith of the brother in his younger brother.
- A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.
- Integrity and strength in the midst of such terrible torture. The decision he made led to even more torture.
- The point of freedom and strength towards the end when it was impossible to do so.
Although this movie can be life changing, we must put a strong Parental Warning on this one due to objectionable language, even taking the Lord’s name in vain. We watched this through Clearplay and other language filters which removed the language.
There is also a documentary about Louis Zamperini.
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