Written August 27, 2014
If you want a movie that will cause you to reflect on your priorities in life and to want to embrace your family and never let go, then this is the film for you. I have never cried so hard in a movie before, actually wailing out loud, almost uncontrollably. While the movie was difficult to watch, the tears came from a place of love and gratitude and compassion that caused me to feel fully human and alive, touching me to the core, especially as a mother, and it felt wonderful to realize how deep the ties that bind us can be, as a domestic family, and as a human family. I must admit I had to turn my head 2 or 3 times at the more disturbing or graphic scenes, but there was enough warning that they were coming that I was able to close my eyes before I saw too much. I think the movie, while focusing on the hope of this particular family, also fairly represented the destruction and life-shattering affects on the citizens of Thailand, & opened my eyes to the needs of the rest of the world.
Written August 30, 2014
Hard to watch, especially with the acknowledgement that this tidal wave was very, very real and killed 250,000. That said, the acting was first rate and the story inspiring. Will definitely leave a mark.
Written January 03, 2013
I went to see this film yesterday. I had see the advert before and fancied going to see it.
The film was amazing. I am actually speechless, i cried and was really engaged with the film. There were many hard hitting scenes that really make you think. I think it was really powerful.
I left the cinema feeling really emotional, it was a weird feeling but the film really impacted on me.
I am not ashamed to say i cried in the cinema, it broke my heart and i think its a film that will stick with me for a long time.
The actors really played the parts well and think the story came across well.
I suggest that you go and see it if you are up for a journey of emotion.
Written September 20, 2014
Great acting by both MacGregor, Watts and the children. The one thing that I could have done without? Seeing just about the entire movie in the trailer. I knew the storyline from beginning to end from watching the trailer. Don't do that!
Written August 27, 2014
This was a great movie. My husband and I both enjoyed it and would see it again. The action was so real and the actors did a wonderful job. This was a true story and it seemed as if it was just happening as everything was so real.