Emotionally Gripping!

By JNewt87
Written May 05, 2016
From one of the earliest scenes, you are thrown directly into the tragedy that starts the emotional roller coaster you will endure throughout the film. The sadness and fear that I felt were overwhelming in the beginning!! From devastated, to hopeful, to elated, you are forced to FEEL SOMETHING from beginning to end with this movie, and that is what makes a film great in my opinion! A must see, highly recommended, but don't be surprised if you shed some tears. Also, I can't forget to mention the INCREDIBLE acting done, particularly by Naomi, as well as the young boy who played the oldest son Lucas. Loved it.
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By mweinman
Written June 07, 2013
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An experience

By njcomet
Written April 19, 2015
A movie that one has to see if just for the filming and sheer devastation of the region as portrayed. The story, desperation, was overwhelming. You have to remember the whole time that its a happy ending or else you might lose it. The acting was superb, especially the 3 kids, Lucas deserves a special mention.
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Powerful gut wrenching film

By jbgesq
Written October 25, 2014
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts delivered superb performances supported by a great cast. The special effects are very dramatic, causing many in the theater to jump or spill drinks on others. Once again, my apologies to the crusty curmudgeon next to me who apparently did not like Powerade on his trousers. But, perhaps you should not have spilled your nacho cheese onto my jeans. Special note- Tom Holland stole the show as Lucas, their rebellious teenager who came of age during the tsunami, thinking more of others than of himself. A must see film!
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Bring a box of tissue!!

By deannainlasvegas
Written December 01, 2015
Its heart wrenching but a must see...Its to often that we take life, family, and our love for one another for granted - Its not till we lose someone do you realize the importance of our bonds this family showed the power of love, determination and courage ... What a true blessing to see ...
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