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.
Written August 22, 2014
Since this was a true story and you know what's going to happen, you brace yourself from the start..just waiting. Once the waves roll in and the family drama begins you are breathless. Incredible acting from the entire cast. The kids are so moving. You feel everyone's pain. You really need a big cocktail after just to calm your nerves...a must to see!
Written August 28, 2014
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 ...
Written January 05, 2013
Very exciting from the beginning to the end. A true but slightly altered story. A couple of scenes you might need to turn your head. But I really enjoyed this movie. Excellent acting and wonderful cinematogrphy.
Written January 06, 2013
More graphic than I imagined .... But also fantastic. The visual imagery is amazing, as is the acting -- esp. Naomi Watts. Also loved the actor who plays the oldest son. He matures right before your eyes. Stunning and moving and gripping.