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Screener Squad: The Mercy

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Colin Firth is on a boat…and it’s not going to be a pleasant experience sadly. This biopic, directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything, Man on Wire), chronicles the disastrous attempt by British businessman and amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race. The objective, to travel across the world without setting foot on land once, is ambitious, but Donald feels he can accomplish the task. Unfortunately, he is not prepared for the challenges the open ocean will throw his way, nor is his wife (Rachel Weisz) prepared to watch her husband slowly drift away from her and their kids towards his descent into madness and suffering. Sounds pretty heavy, right? Well…it is. Does it earn its pathos though? Justin, Davey, and London put on their fanciest airs to explain their thoughts on this film.

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