Written January 07, 2013
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 July 26, 2014
The ultimate survival. A truly miraculous recovery from the depths of oblivion. The most inspiring true life story to the silver screen that could possibly be.
Written July 06, 2013
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Written January 21, 2013
Firstly, the direcion was so heavy handed. Trying to be symbolic ( ending scence during her operation and the reinactment of her trauma ) and then the loud sounds to make you jump ( flight attendant closing the door of the plane at the end ) and then the "sappy violin score " and the heavy make-up and on and on. AND THE MOST ANNOYING PART WAS - Why wasn't the father and two younger sibling's story of what happened to them during the tsunami - and how THEY SURVIVED !. I also felt for the yound actors to be subjected to acting in this tragic movie. It was too much for me to stop thinking about their well being and mental state. And, lastly, I will read the book ......................why? Because I like truth and not " hollywood slanting"
Written January 11, 2013
Like any true story movie it is sometimes hard to think that the events in the movie actually happened and in this case so many lives were lost. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts wonderfully brought to screen the real life couple who with their young boys experienced one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The directing, acting and scenes and recreations are wonderfully and heart wretchingly done. You should have tissues if you are the type who cries in good and bad moments. It is a wonderful film of a sad and true account of one family's vacation that will never be forgotten, by anyone.