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Before sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (PAUL WALKER) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (GENESIS RODRIGUEZ), who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan's life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, and await transfer by ambulance, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising floodwaters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute-by-agonizing minute passes...becoming unimaginable hours.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.55 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 28929178
- Director : Eric Heisserer
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 37 minutes
- Release date : March 4, 2014
- Actors : G nesis Rodr guez, Génesis Rodríguez, Nick Gomez, Judd Derek Lormand, Christopher Matthew Cook
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English
- Producers : Peter Safran
- Studio : Artisan / Lionsgate
- ASIN : B00HF98SHG
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #33,553 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The hurricane brings some very challenging elements into play. First, there is the sheer devastation of Katrina's physical forces on the hospital where Nolan and his daughter find themselves, along with hundreds of others, both medical staff and patients. Then, after the hospital is evacuated, we see the darker elements of human nature play a factor as the looting begins.
The theme of family and survival is always present. Ironically, the bond that is formed between Nolan and the stray dog "Sherlock" becomes very important as a new "family" element.
Paul Walker is exceptional as Nolan. A gifted actor who can make you "feel" what his character is feeling across the screen. Well known for his bigger roles in The Fast and the Furious series and in Eight Below, this is a small gem that most can appreciate. Génesis Rodríguez gives a very creditable performance as Nolan's wife Abi. Though limited in time on the screen, she brings forth the elements which makes her character so endearing.
All in all, a good, somewhat artistic movie. As a thriller, it offers a good balance of stress, uncertainty, and hope.
Update: I would give it 4.5 stars, but Amazon doesn't offer me that option, so I went with 4 stars. After further thought, I've decided to "round up" and go with 5 stars.
Daddy stayed with her, had to find ways to keep her going, had to make attempts to get rescued, he was on his own to survive in essentially an abandoned hospital.
The storyline touched on how looters entered the hospital, not to help anyone, but in search of drugs and food. To think this story could have very well been true. To think how many were really left in hospitals in Katrina, how many died because they couldn't be provided care. I found this to be a very eye-opening movie that gave insight into what it would have been like to have been a hurricane victim. This movie has me counting my blessings.