Dec. 18, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST
Dec. 18, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST
Dec. 18, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST
He talked about how intense the shoot was. The director had them stand in the same spots as the family when the tsunami hit. Second.
Dec. 18, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST
Strangely though, my daughter was born nine months to the day after the tsunami here in Phuket. That's my silver lining to that horrible cloud.
Dec. 18, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST
From what I've seen of the trailer this movie looks like it might be pretty good.
Dec. 18, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST
No, not the thousands of brown people who died, the white family who were separated for... like... a long time!
Dec. 18, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST
is why I quit volunteering in that sector.
Dec. 18, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST
Of course I haven't seen it and won't, but every time I see the preview I am just shocked at how absurd the premise for this movie is. A disaster in a foreign country is all well and good...until it affects a wealthy white family on vacation! And then it's a terrible tragedy that we can all relate to! So preposterously offensive and creatively barren. I can't wait until this movie bombs.
Dec. 18, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST
by Fart Vader
As a wise, gay atheist oppressed by unreal ghosts, really ties the movie together. This is sure to win a Darwin Reeligion-Free Cinema award at Skepticon this year.
Dec. 18, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST
I'll be checking this out.
Dec. 18, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST
by Fart Vader
As per Harry's suggestion.
Dec. 18, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST
by Humie Bubbie
I saw this at TIFF by mistake. It's a well done film, but there are only two Thai people who are ever part of the plot- an old man who drags Naomi Watts to safety in the roughest manner possible, and an incompetent hospital staffer. While all the white people are these incredibly emotional and loving family people, the Thai people come across as stoics who are just used to tragedy and are quietly enduring the hell their land just went through. Maybe that's just the perspective/baggage of a half-white, half-not guy. It's not really a racist film, it's just Hollywood ignorance. It was a Spanish family that went through this in real life, but we get a lily-white Brit couple instead of a Penelope Cruz/Javier Bardem led family.
Dec. 18, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST
...five white people rise above the tide in a fight for survival! http://i.imgur.com/85Jsx.jpg
Dec. 18, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...FOR A LOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME...!
Dec. 18, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST
Capone, why are you defending this ridiculously offensive film? You want to interview these people? Fine, but to apologize for their efforts in the beginning of this writeup is pathetic. Is that what it takes in order to do your job?
Dec. 19, 2012, 4:26 a.m. CST
by Hugh Gustavus
unfortunately for a movie about the tsunami to be made it needs to star known actors who can help put together enough money to pull off the scale of the disaster. thats just the way it is, at least they are making about it, its been eight years
Dec. 19, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST
Sure, there are some blonde Spaniards, but they don't usually look like McGregor or Watts...