The Apple TV+ adaptation of “Come from Away” is a carefully produced and filmed record of the Broadway production of the same name, a musical of Canadian origin nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2017. It’s a sweet, inspiring tale of the warmth and kindness that can emerge during the darkest moments of the human experience.
On September 11, 2001, thousands of flights were grounded or canceled after terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing thousands. But 38 planes from around the world were diverted to the small community of Gander, Newfoundland, where the 7,000 people that had “come from away” united, became friends, and consoled one another while the locals showed remarkable sympathy and hospitality.
- Starring: Patricia Bromley, Jenn Colella, De’Lon Grant
- Director: Christopher Ashley
- Year: 2021
- Runtime: 106 minutes
- Rating: NR
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%