Written June 30, 2013
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Written January 31, 2015
This is a movie that most people haven't heard of & a movie that may not get to everyone.However, if you get the chance to see it GO!Take the tissues with you. It's the TRUE story of a family that vacationed in Thailand & got caught in the Tsunami. Spolier Alert - the story is the graphic struggle of the family that has been torn apart & their struggle to get help for their injuries & to find each other.The cinematography of the tsunami hitting the resort & the carnage afterward is brutal.The acting is incredible as is shows how far the human spirit is capable of clinging to hope & to life.The smallest kindnesses between strangers who have all lost everything & who don't speak the same language, but recognize the need to reach out in kindness to help preserve the dignity we all deserve is amazing.In a season where so many good movies have shown us what means to be human, what the value is in choosing peace and dignity, I can only hope & pray that we as a people can learn to be kind.
Written July 27, 2016
You really get a sense of how awful the devastation was after the tsunami. Very moving story with excellent acting, especially Naomi Watts and the boy who played her oldest son. I cried a lot - it was a very moving story and well worth seeing.
Written February 08, 2016
This movie really makes you think about what the important things in life are. If you're in the mood for a tear-jerker then this is the movie to see. When you are watching it you need to remember it's based on a true story and that makes it even more dramatic.
I would recommend this for anyone.
There were two grown men sitting next to me when I went and they were just as stunned as I during the entire film and sat in silence as the credits rolled.
A must see in my book.
Written May 06, 2016
If I didn't know this was a true story, I would have thought this film was totally implausible and could never have happened in real life. What a memorable, touching and moving film. The director gives us a very vivid picture of the true magnitude of this disaster. The special effect of the enormous wave hitting the island was incredible.