Based on a remarkable true story, The Mercy sees Colin Firth star as amateur sailor, Donald Crowhurst. He decides to take part in a competition to circumnavigate the globe solo but as soon as he sets-off (well, actually before) he releases that he’s woefully unprepared. Rather than risk his life trying, he decides to lie about his route and then sail back to the finish line once everyone else has completed the competition. Things take a bad turn when each of the other sailors drop out one by one.
Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth offer-up good performances and there’s a lot to recommend in this James Marsh 2017 film – even if it is a touch saccharine. It’s worth a watch.