In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.
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Well, if you didn't read the book before watching the movie, it won't be as suspenseful to you, because you know how it ends. I read the book, but the movie was still suspenseful, if a little too long.
The lowdown: the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, captained by Billy Tyne (George Clooney) sets out in October 1991 in the Atlantic Ocean just days before three storms converge together and cause "The Perfect Storm" The acting is good, even if the dialogue is cliched at times, and there's plenty of suspense, peril, and danger, even if you might get tired of seeing the ocean thrash the Andrea Gail over and over again. Still, it's not that bad of a movie, but don't watch it if you can't stand suspense.