Loch Ness

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"for 1500 years one legend remains undiscovered undisturbed until now LOCH NESS."
  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.5  (4,752)

Loch Ness is a 1996 family drama film directed by John Henderson and starred by Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, and Ian Holm. The movie takes place on the famous lake of Scotland, Loch Ness, and tells the story of a skeptical American scientist who sets out to prove the existence of the legendary creature known as Nessie. The plot of the film follows Dr. Jonathan Dempsey (Ted Danson), an American biologist, who is hired by the local Scottish community to investigate the supposed appearances of a monster in the lake Loch Ness. Dempsey is an oceanographer and has had his own fair share of skepticism about myths and legends, and at first, he is not convinced about the existence of the Loch Ness monster. For the local people, the monster is more than a myth; it is part of their culture and history, and they will do anything to protect it.

Dempsey starts his investigation with the help of the local hotel owner Laura McFetridge (Joely Richardson), who is also a widow with a son. Laura helps him by providing a boat and a place to stay while he conducts his research on the lake. Along with Laura, Dempsey also enlists the help of the legendary Scottish zoologist, Dr. William "Whiskey" MacGregor (Ian Holm), who is an expert on Nessie, and has been conducting his own research on the creature for years, without any concrete evidence.

As Dempsey dives deeper into his investigation, he begins to believe that there may be something in the lake. He starts to experience strange occurrences, and his underwater sonar equipment picks up unexplainable readings. However, he is reluctant to share his findings with the locals and the media, fearing that they may exaggerate the situation.

Meanwhile, the media gets wind of Dempsey's presence in Scotland, and this causes a lot of problems for him and Laura, who try to keep their investigation away from the spotlight. They start receiving threats and are accused of endangering the lives of the locals who depend on the tourists coming to see the Loch Ness monster. Things get more complicated when the billionaire businessman, who has built a tourist resort on the lake, offers a huge sum of money to anyone who can prove the existence of the monster.

Throughout the movie, Loch Ness tugs at its viewers' heartstrings as it depicts the cultural differences and the contrast between legends and science. It focuses on the relationships between Dempsey, Laura, and Whiskey, developing their bonds and showcasing their differences, but also how they come together as a team to solve the mystery. It also highlights the significance of legends and cultural traditions while presenting the importance of scientific inquiry and skepticism.

The exquisite natural scenery captured throughout the film is stunning and takes the viewers on a journey through the picturesque Scottish landscape. The Scottish accents and the traditional music featured in the movie provide a strong sense of local culture, making the film feel authentic and immersive.

Overall, Loch Ness is a heartwarming, uplifting film perfect for watching with the family. The story, along with the impressive cinematography and the solid acting from the cast, makes it a captivating and compelling movie. Without giving too much away, the ending of the film leaves the viewers with a sense of satisfaction and hope, effectively concluding the story on a high note.

Loch Ness is a 1995 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (4,752)