Written February 24, 2017
Great movie and incredible true story about this horrific event and the impact on thousands of lives. This family's story made the tragedy more personal as seen through the eyes of the parents and children who separated when the tsunami hit with no advance warning. Can't give it the top rating of "must go" but it's definitely a "go" and worth seeing in a theater. It's a shame it's only playing on a small number of theaters and not getting as much exposure as other films at box office that are not nearly as entertaining or inspiring.
Written April 30, 2017
I've seen all the big movies this season, and this by far is one of the most exceptional films of them all. The fact that it is a TRUE story and the family was very involved in the making of it makes it all the more powerful. It is the only film I've cried during this year, the only one worthy of tears honestly. The 2004 Tsunami ripped apart the islands of Indonesia, but this movie is about the love the wave couldn't ripe apart. It is magical and moving and makes you very aware of the power of love and hope and really makes you question the materialist world we live in and what really matters. Excellent! Powerful! Impossible to forget!
Written October 26, 2016
S--t happens. It happened big-time that horrible day of the tsunami. Left the show feeling grateful to be alive and breathing. Also a little drained from all the drowning scenes. Be in the mood for alot of water, blood, separation and pain. Up side, families count. Many waters cannot quench love.
Written July 06, 2013
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Written December 07, 2016
Hard to watch, especially with the acknowledgement that this tidal wave was very, very real and killed 250,000. That said, the acting was first rate and the story inspiring. Will definitely leave a mark.