Dennis Quaid Talks New Film Blue Miracle And Fatherhood

Dennis Quaid was kind enough to take the some time to chat with me about fatherhood and his new movie on Netflix called Blue Miracle. We talk about his fatherhood journey, having twins and the values he looks to instill into his kids as they grew up. Next, we then shift the conversation to Blue Miracle and how his character, Captain Wade did not follow his own advice about fatherhood. We dive into how Captain Wade yearns for redemption and whether or not he gets it at the end of the film. In addition, make sure you read my review of the film below in the article. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

Make sure you follow Dennis on Instagram at @dennisquaid and watch Blue Miracle on Netflix. 

About Blue Miracle 

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition. Casa Hogar, a real-life Mexican orphanage that struggled to survive after Hurricane Odile hit Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula in 2014. To save the Mexican boys home from bankruptcy, the residents and staff enter the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Fishing Tournament, the biggest of its kind in the world, in hopes of winning big. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Jimmy Gonzales, Anthony Gonzalez and Bruce McGill. 

Blue Miracle Is A Must See For The Family 

As we approach Father’s Day I realized that Blue Miracle is a great film for Father’s Day weekend. It is a fantastic movie for any family movie night, but there are so many fatherhood themes in it that it is the perfect movie for Father’s Day. Jimmy Gonzales plays the lead role of Omar who with his wife runs Casa Hogar, which is an orphanage. This movie is based on a true story and I was happy to see that they made the characters real to life. From Omar to Captain Wade to the orphans you felt that these characters would act this way in real life. Nothing seems sugar coated. That adds to the value of the film. 

There is an analogy made about an anchor that got me. In this parenting space I felt that the anchor analogy is a great piece of advice all parents can use. In addition, the casting is fantastic. From seasoned actors like Dennis Quaid to the kid actors everything character seemed to have been casted so well. Parents don’t need to worry about language or anything else in this film. Blue Miracle is full of love, laughter, and the ups and downs we all have experienced in our lives. 

In conclusion as Dennis told me in the interview people will enjoy watching this movie. I agree with him. It is a movie we need this year. It is a movie that is full of hope. Hope is something that we need right now. Blue Miracle helps jump start the feeling of hope that we are looking for this year. 

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

4 thoughts on “Dennis Quaid Talks New Film Blue Miracle And Fatherhood”

  1. Great take Art-and so true- it’s not about us- it’s about somebody else! and it is so rewarding to see the joy in my kids face – most of the time it is the small things that bring the most joy and makes the biggest impact! Just watched this movie last weekend – great movie and story!

  2. I love Dennis Quaid! Definitely one of my favorite actors of all time. The Rookie is perhaps my favorite film of his, though I can’t think of a bad one. Looking forward to seeing Blue Miracle. Thanks for such an outstanding interview.


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