(2016) (Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: Following the emergency landing of a passenger jet in the Hudson River right after takeoff, a pilot must contend with the aftermath of that event, including news coverage, emotional duress, and NTSB investigations that indicate he might have made the wrong choice.
- It's January 15, 2009, and pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (TOM HANKS) and co-pilot Jeff Skiles (AARON ECKHART) have lifted off in US Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport, headed for Charlotte. Just minutes into the flight, however, a flock of Canada geese strikes the Airbus A320, causing dual engine failure. Realizing they probably can't make it back to LaGuardia, Sully decides to ditch the plane into the icy Hudson River. Miraculously, everyone aboard the flight is rescued and survives, and while Sully's wife back home, Lorraine (LAURA LINNEY), worries about him, he and Jeff find their actions scrutinized by the NTSB.
All of which makes Sully, who then suffers from some related PTSD, start to second guess his actions, what with black box readouts and computer simulations indicating the river landing wasn't needed. With an NTSB hearing scheduled in New York casting doubt on what transpired, Sully replays the incident in his head, all while hoping evidence and other findings vindicate him and his decisions and actions.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They might if they're interested in the real story or are fans of Hanks or anyone else in the film.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For some peril and brief strong language.
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