Naomi Watts gives a wrenching, appropriately Oscar-nominated performance in this fact-inspired drama about a vacationing family separated by the tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004.
Watts plays the mother fiercely trying to protect one of her sons (Tom Holland, also doing affecting work) as she struggles to survive, keeping the desperate hope of reuniting with her husband (Ewan McGregor) and other children at the forefront of her thoughts. Geraldine Chaplin also is featured. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by director Juan Antonio Bayona, writers Sergio Sanchez and Maria Belon, and producer Belen Atienza; deleted scenes. *** (PG-13: AS, N, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)