Written August 25, 2016
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.
Written April 30, 2016
The real tsunami at the heart of this movie was brutal, and it's fascinating and scary to think about what it would have been like to have been swept away by it. The sense of anxiety, fear, hopelessness, frustration. It must have been truly horrific.
But somehow I came away from this feeling empty. The family at the center of the movie certainly went through a hellish few days. But the truth is that once they had survived the initial events, it was inevitable they would find each other. So the drama was sort of "sucked out" of this movie once you knew they all survived the first couple of days. Somehow, the anguish and anxiety they suffered felt almost trivial next to what was happening to the families around them, who had lost everything and everyone.
Written August 02, 2015
This is one of, if not the, best movie I've seen this year. That's really saying something, because I go to a lot of movies. Do yourself a favor and go!
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.
Written July 29, 2016
went with 4 teenagers thought the movie was intense and at times more gory then expected but all around loved it and over 2 hours flew by, bring your tissues even if you are a guy.