Entertainment Magazine

The Mercy (2018) Review

Posted on the 10 February 2018 by Caz @LetsGoToTheMov7

The Mercy (2018) ReviewThe incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win a race to sail solo around the world without stopping, but as his boat is taking longer than expected he must leave before it is finished when his house and business become part of the deal.

When a film is based on a true story that obviously means you could find out everything about the real life event before you watch it, however it also means that you can go into the film not knowing anything. That was how I went in about this event which happened in 1968, I had no idea at all about any of it and that certainly made for a very interesting journey whilst watching this very engaging and emotional film.

Donald Crowhurst hadn't really done a massive amount of sailing he was very much an amateur in the race but he was determined to go and do it. His wife Clare was pretty much hoping he would change his mind. She was not aware however that in order to get more money for the boat from Mr. Best that he had signed off the house and his business which he would lose if he did not finish. That was certainly a very tough part of the story to take as it felt as though in the end that was the only reason he went, fully knowing that the boat would not be able to handle it.

I liked the format the film took for having flashbacks as he was on the sea and the communication with the radio as well, it went in a different direction to other films we have seen with a man alone on a boat. In this one Donald never really felt fully alone, taking into consideration the different things he must have been going through over the months he was on the boat. It also got me thinking that I couldn't think of a worse challenge than being on a boat in the sea all alone. The water has never really been my favourite place ever and I wouldn't even fancy a cruise let alone a small sailing boat!

Anyway the story was not what I expected and because it has become a film I assumed that it would be all happy in the end, it had that edge to it as well when you were watching as well. Donald's adventure was blown into something huge with his press agent Rodney Hallworth making it all seem a whole lot better than the reality. Then being picked up by the national news as well, which causes it to be blown to another level when Donald isn't truthful about his journey.

I thought Colin Firth was outstanding in the leading role showing another side to his acting in the scenes when he was alone on screen. The downward spiral his character was sent on throughout the story was done in a very powerful way and that was certainly a plus to his acting ability. I am not the biggest fan of Rachel Weisz in all honesty but I thought she was impressive in this film as the wife attempting to support and understand her husbands quest to achieve this near impossible task. In the supporting roles David Thewlis was a standout as the press agent along with Ken Stott who was equalling as impressive. I felt young actor Finn Elliot was very good, even if I was trying to work out where I recognised him from (he's young Prince Phillip in the Crown season 2) and I think he has a very bright future in acting.

An impressive film with very good acting with a rather hearbreaking and interesting story to tie it all neatly together. A strong British film which I found myself well and truly engrossed in from start to finish.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Long Tail Pro: Best Keyword Research Tool for Getting Higher Rank in Search...

    Long Tail Pro: Best Keyword Research Tool Getting Higher Rank Search Engines

    Whenever it’s about an online keyword research tool, Long Tail Pro is at the top of the list. Long Tail Pro (LTP) is one of the prominent keyword research and... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Seogdk
    MARKETING & ADVERTISING, SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Are There ‘major Doubts’ About the Safety of Keto?

    There ‘major Doubts’ About Safety Keto?

    Another day, another scary news story... Last Thursday, Business Insider whipped up concern with this catchy headline: But are there really three huge new... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Why Outsourcing Marketing is Good for Your Bottom Line

    Outsourcing Marketing Good Your Bottom Line

    When integrated marketers and their teams are in over their heads with a challenging workload, bringing in help from the outside makes sense. Rather than... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Marketingtango
    BUSINESS, MARKETING & ADVERTISING
  • SkinMedica Review

    SkinMedica Review

    I have tried a lot of beauty products over the years. l've read the reviews, done the homework, and have learned that one's Holy Grail is not another's. Just... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Wardrobeoxygen
    FASHION, SELF EXPRESSION, SHOPPING
  • He Says, She Says: The Language Of Sexual Consent

    With all that is going on with Judge kavanaugh and his ascent to the Supreme Court, colored by multiple accusations of sexual assault, I think it's an... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Joanigeltman
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • What About Hell?

    What About Hell?

    By Elizabeth PrataI love to speak of Jesus's love, mercy, grace, salvation, and sanctification. However I also think it is important to speak of His justice,... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Elizabethprata
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY
  • Watch “Guddu Engineer” on the Zee5 App

    Watch “Guddu Engineer” Zee5

    ...is the soulful and mesmerizing romantic song of the film, "Guddu Engineer" which released last Friday, 14th September 2018 on ZEE5 as a part of the "ZEE5 Fil... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Amreen Shaikh
    CAREER, MARKETING & ADVERTISING, SOCIAL MEDIA

Magazines