Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sully V Bridget Jones: How Do You Choose?

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sully V Bridget Jones: How Do You Choose?

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Byline: Kathy Sundstrom Kathy.Sundstrom@scnews.com.au

MOVIE lovers have a tough choice on the big screen this week as fictional comedy Bridget Jones's Baby takes on biographical drama Sully for the audience share.

While Bridget Jones's Baby officially only comes out today, Maroochydore's Event Cinemas has been providing advanced screenings all week.

And I, like many other movie lovers, sat there at the box office trying to decide which of the two would be better to watch.

Here's some details to help you decide:

Few can forget the dramatic footage broadcast across the world as a plane landed on America's Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

What made the story capture the imagination of the public for weeks and months after was that all 155 on board of US Airways Flight 1549 survived.

Universal praise flowed for the pilot, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who was credited with achieving the near-impossible -- a safe water landing.

What most didn't know was the intense scrutiny Sully faced in the days after the incident as the National Transportation Safety Board suggested one engine was not completely disabled and also the plane could have safely returned to the airport.

This film details how Sully coped with the intensity of the investigation while also providing dramatic footage of the doomed airbus and how Sully landed it safely so everyone could survive.

A combination of Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks is always going to be a winner.

And Sully is absolutely no exception.

From the beginning, even those who are not keen on true stories will be absorbed by the gripping storytelling in this film.

It is brilliantly directed as, instead of taking viewers immediately on to the flight, Eastwood leads you to the moment where Sully recollects what happened.

I also wonder if there is a better actor anywhere than Tom Hanks as he encapsulates the essence of the character.

I did some research on the real Chelsey Sullenberger and Hanks managed to portray the humble, professional manner Sullenberger is known for with precise detail. …

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