As Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter holiday in Thailand, they are looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of Boxing Day, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. Maria freezes in fear when she sees a huge wall of black water racing across the hotel grounds towards them. Based on a true story about a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time, the terror of the tsunami is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.
Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.