Blue Miracle Movie Review

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Blue Miracle tells an inspirational true story of loss, belief, and friendship. While I wasn't familiar with the story prior to hearing about the film, I was immediately captivated by the trailer and excited to tune in on Netflix.  Blue Miracle joins a long list of great family films recently released on Netflix and I"m happy to share it lives up to the expectations!


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Blue Miracle Movie Review


Jimmy Gonzales stars as Omar, or Papa Omar, as the boys at Casa Hogar call him.  Omar grew up an orphan himself and dedicated his life to creating Casa Hogar, a home to bring orphan boys off the streets of Cabo San Lucas.  Following landfall of a hurricane causing significant damage to Casa Hogar, the financial struggles of the orphanage become even more of a difficulty.  Omar is left struggling to figure out how to save his home for boys when a local fishing competition provides just the answer he may be looking for.  Omar is teamed up with a down-on-his-luck fishing boat captain, Wade, played by Dennis Quaid, and brings a few of his boys along for the ride.  If they place high enough in the standings at the end of the tournament, the purse will be just the ticket they need to save their home.


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I fell in love with the story of Casa Hogar from the moment the movie started.  Omar is the definition of hard-working, loving, honest, and dedicated when it comes to the boys that he cares for and the movie provides multiple opportunities to highlight how his strength of character sets an example for the youth of Casa Hogar.  Gonzales plays the role to perfection - brave yet vulnerable, courageous yet unsure.  He presents as the exact opposite of Quaid's character, Wade - who is struggling with his identity and his conscience.  The opportunity to work with Omar and the boys of Casa Hogar is not only an opportunity to save their home, but an opportunity for Wade to rediscover what is really important to him.


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Viewers of the film will also delight in getting to know the boys of Casa Hogar.  As you may expect, each young man brings their own distinct personality to life - but all with a mix of confidence, wisdom, humor, and fear.  The boys don't always see eye-to-eye with one another during the movie and part of the the storyline is in them learning how to work together as a team.  


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As a mom watching the movie with my kids, the movie provided opportunities for us to talk about some topics that they don't always see portrayed in their kids shows - topics like poverty, death, alcohol, and abandonment.  Parents shouldn't be worried about watching the movie with kids though as these topics are presented in a way that is subtle and opens the door for conversation, not too in-your-face if you're not ready to have some of those talks.  This movie has family appeal written all over it with adventure, heart, and feel-good vibes abounding.  Don't miss Blue Miracle when it starts streaming on Netflix May 27, 2021!


About Blue Miracle (From Netflix)




The local boys orphanage Casa Hogar is about to go bankrupt and their director Papa Omar (Jimmy Gonzales) is desperate to find a way to save it. With all avenues closed, he turns to a local fishing tournament with hopes of a miracle. There’s one small problem, neither he nor his boys have ever fished. They team up with the reluctant Captain Wade Malloy (Dennis Quaid), a previous tournament champion, hoping he can steer them to victory. Unbeknownst to them, Molloy is fighting his own challenges. Once out on the open ocean, unexpected friendships are created, strengths are tested, and with the power of faith, we see miracles do come true. BLUE MIRACLE also stars Anthony Gonzalez, Raymond Cruz, Nathan Arenas, Miguel Ángel García, Isaac Arellanes, Steve Gutierrez, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Fernanda Urrejola, Silverio Palacios with Bruce McGill and is directed by Julio Quintana.