A "Monday Morning Quarterback" is someone who criticizes and says how he would have done something better or differently after the event has passed. Keep that in mind!
Legendary director (four Oscars) Clint Eastwood ("American Sniper") brings us the story of what happened to the people involved after the "happily ever after" Miracle on the Hudson.Based on Chesley Sullenberger's book "Highest Duty," we start with the events that transpired after a jetliner encountered a flock of geese and had less than 3 1/2 minutes to make a forced landing on the Hudson River. Algorithms used by the Monday MorningQuarterbacks show there was no need to land on the river.
Part of Eastwood's cast:
By 2009, New York City was ready for a happy event with an airplane. Watch the citizens come together to start rescue operations before officials are aware of the event. Five ferry boats, joined by Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, show precision, skill and foresight, as they rescue the chilled passengers (it was 36°) from their precarious foothold on the wings. They had to take care the wake from their boats wouldn't wash people into the water.
This 93-minute, PG-13 movie (which should be shortlisted for "Best Picture" in next year's Oscars), makes us proud to be human beings and Eastwood once again demonstrates why he is held in such high regard: Not one scene is wasted nor is there any unnecessary dialogue, while keeping central issue crystal clear.
Oh, keep in mind that you will have over 150 people to root for, along with the fine folks of New York City. You can't beat THAT! Be sure to stay through the final credits so you can enjoy the reunion held by the REAL passengers and crew as they celebrate their gratitude and loyalty to the modest gentleman who kept them alive.