Bring kleenex!

By jonim
Written December 01, 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!
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Wave of the future

By othello94
Written August 01, 2014
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.
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Thought provoker. Every parent should see this movie, but not for the faint of heart.

By amyandthomas
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.
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I loved this film so much.

By Reviewer21
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.
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The Impossible

By bratiness
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.
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