A dad film!
Straightforward and compelling - needless to say Tom Hanks is solid.
Elizabeth Shue is totally unnecessary, and the movie could have been less than 90 minutes without her character.
Shot (partly) on the USS Kidd at Baton Rouge, Louisiana - the last Fletcher-class destroyer left in WW2 configuration. They actually weren't commissioned till after the movie was set (but who cares).
The corny music was a distraction.
Somebody please make a movie of 'HMS Ulysses'.