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.
Written January 10, 2013
This movie is very powerful. Not for the squeemish. I had to shut my eyes and try not to listen a few times but I am glad I went. Lucas is the star, in my opinion.
Written May 25, 2016
This movie is extremely well made. You actually feel/believe that you are there with this family and go through all the horrifying experiences they went through. You can feel yourself experiencing the terror of that Tsunami. It is gut retching at times.
The cast is superb and do the experience justice. This is a must see... you will plead with a higher power to never ever be near anything like this when you are done watching this movie. Very much Oscar worthy.
Written July 30, 2016
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!
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.