Film #33 of 2013: Alaska (1996)
Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean (Thora Birch) and Jessie (Vincent Kartheiser), have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper (I kid you not) across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren’t doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues.
This is an oldie but a goldie and features the newly engaged Vincent Kartheiser (who is going to marry Alexis Bledel). I remembered watching this when it first came out (I must have been 10 years old) and I always liked it. It is always interesting when you re-watch a movie because it is almost like you have never watched it before! It is that new of an experience, I didn’t really remember much of it. The brother and sister duo were so fearless, and the visuals were really beautiful, plus the polar bear was so cute! A nice relaxing film I watched the other evening before bed – however I tossed and turned all night for some reason…