That being said, Big Miracle succeeds as a pure family film. There’s not a lot of strong language and the story highlights the values of never giving up. The media story became much more than just saving whales. It proved that with enough tenacity anything can happen. The US can even call upon the USSR for help. When Big Miracle showcases the wonderful whales that everyone came to see, the overlong run-time doesn’t even seem to be much of an issue. Big Miracle would’ve made an excellent documentary, but what we are left with is a film that families can enjoy together. In the end that doesn’t seem so bad.