I rated The Mercy 6/10


The tale of an amateur sailor who takes on a single-handed round the world challenge that hardened professionals balked at.

If this had been an entirely fictional story it would stretch the limits of credibility. As a dramatisation it is as similarly dull as the director’s ‘the theory of everything’.

The cast do a fair job of playing 2D versions of real people.

The big dream, the harsh reality, and the uncertain conclusion to the sailing adventure are fascinating and drawn out. Perhaps the best part of the film is the brief and lasting aftermath and effects on the family.

Sadly this is a dull movie. Catch it on TV.


Author: prettygreenparrot

I go to the movies now and again. I take a few photos here and there and play with them a bit in Adobe Lightroom.

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