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Watched: 9 February

Biographical drama about Jacques Cousteau. It’s fine, if ultimately forgettable: the performances are OK and there’s some lovely, crisp underwater photography that’s reminiscent of The Big Blue. We see too much of the mundane aspects of Cousteau’s life, though, such as his attempts to secure funding for his expeditions and films, and there’s not enough celebration of the magic of the ocean. (**½)