Despite all the unnecessary undercurrents (ha, ha) the writers threw in here, Big Miracle emerges as one of those classic matinee flicks wherein entire families would show up to have a good laugh and a good cry. And, essentially, it is just that — only somewhat more pretentious than its predecessors. The cast (which also includes Tim Blake Nelson, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, John Michael Higgins, and Rob Riggle) delivers sincere enough performances. and the heartwarming tale has the required daily doses of the five basic emotion groups to warrant your attention for 107-minutes.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment brings us Big Miracle to Blu-ray with a beautiful High-Def transfer and DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack that are surely just as crowd-pleasing as the feature film itself was in theaters. The Blu-ray of this Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy/UltraViolet combo pack also includes several special features: an audio commentary with director Ken Kwapis, two behind-the-scenes subjects, and a couple of deleted scenes.
In short: you shouldn't expect that big of a miracle out of this one, but you should at least expect a good, rather generic time.