I didn't care much for the movie about it, but the story of "The Perfect Storm" of 1991 is close to our family. We have family and friends in Gloucester who were close to those men, including the widow (our hostess this summer) of another Gloucester fisherman lost in a 1994 storm off of Nova Scotia.
Someone caught some video of a ferry passage during that storm. I wouldn't want to be out there.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv0WmyobZrw
I didn't even see the movie until last year and I wasn't thrilled either. And, being someone who has gotten sea sick sitting on the dock, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that ferry making it's way through those rough seas!