Written January 19, 2013
Knowing the outcome of this difficult to watch movie made it much more doable. Tragic true survival story. Well acted--the boys were great. How can Naomi Watts look good even while dripping with blood?
Written August 27, 2014
Not a dull moment in this movie. Guaranteed "Weeper" film but all worth it at the end. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this truly amazing true story.
Written August 01, 2014
This was an amazing movie! It grabbed you from the minute the wave hit the resort. Extremely emotional and powerful. If you don't leave that movie with a new appreciation for your wife and children, then you don't have a heart!
Written August 31, 2014
This movie really makes you think about what the important things in life are. If you're in the mood for a tear-jerker then this is the movie to see. When you are watching it you need to remember it's based on a true story and that makes it even more dramatic.
I would recommend this for anyone.
There were two grown men sitting next to me when I went and they were just as stunned as I during the entire film and sat in silence as the credits rolled.
A must see in my book.
Written January 23, 2013
I wish I could give this a "must go", but I can't. There were some aspects of this movie that could have been done much better. I hate to sound like the PC police, but I did find it odd that so many of the faces in the movie were white. I've never been to Thailand, but at times, it looked more like New Jersey based on the background faces. I couldn't help but let that throw me off just a little.
Naomi Watts was great, but I saw one other performance last year that I thought was more Oscar worthy (SLP). The little boys in the movie are outstanding.
Overall, this is a sad movie. The sniffles all around the theater were very audible. However, the uplifting parts are what I took out of the movie with me. These kind of movies make a person realize just how fleeting life is for EVERYBODY.
Good movie. See it, but be prepared if you, or anyone you go along with, are already overly emotional.