Written August 24, 2016
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 January 07, 2013
In the end it's a feel-good movie. Interesting that the trailer didn't try to hide the facts about this movie - who dies, who lives, does the family all survive thing. And I kind of like that. You know you're going to see an experience and a lot of drama, and that's ok.
Naomi Watts is incredible as the mom of this inspiring family, the physical pain and trials she goes through will make you wince and cheer for her at the same time.
The kids are precious, make you smile, and wonder at how fast some children have to grow up in sometimes just a matter of days.
Ewan McGregor, as usual, delivers a good performance as the father who'll stop at nothing to reunite his family.
The other families and people encountered along the way are fascinating, I found myself thinking about these characters/people even hours after the movie ended.
Go see this film!
Written February 12, 2016
This is a frightening film. It's attention to the detail of the devastation and re-creation of the terror of the tsunami are disturbing. It reminded me that our lives hang by a thread at all times, whether we are on a beach in Thailand or a cinema in Colorado or hovel in Haiti. We take our lives and the presence of our loved ones for granted.
Written January 11, 2013
Like any true story movie it is sometimes hard to think that the events in the movie actually happened and in this case so many lives were lost. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts wonderfully brought to screen the real life couple who with their young boys experienced one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The directing, acting and scenes and recreations are wonderfully and heart wretchingly done. You should have tissues if you are the type who cries in good and bad moments. It is a wonderful film of a sad and true account of one family's vacation that will never be forgotten, by anyone.
Written July 31, 2016
If Naomi Watts is overlooked for the Oscar for that child Jennifer Lawrence, I will be pissed. She deserves an Oscar more than any woman in recent memory for this role. WHat that must have taken out of her as a mother....stunning performance. AMazing experience that will always haunt me