(bossajake) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 3/21/2014...
this film was difficult to rate. i decided i didn't like it but not for the reasons i normally would cite. it is very well made, the acting is excellent across the board, even by the children, it looks good (cinematography) and the story is certainly fascinating and inspirational but i felt the film was a let down. i felt that it failed to fully document the horror and tragedy that occured during the thai tsunami and also failed to adequately express the potential for survival and the coming together of people after such a event. maybe they tried too hard to balance those things or maybe it just wasn't written well, i'm not sure. i just know that i found it to be plodding and was not fully engaged by it. the scenes of the young mother and her son during the actual moments of the tsunami are incredibly filmed and it may be worth a look just for those scenes.