Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a shocking, near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam's husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird's arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference on Sam's life, teaching her how to live again.
This marks the second time Naomi Watts has played a character who was injured in Thailand, limiting her ability to walk. The first was in The Impossible (2012) See more »
Mom lives the ocean. She always has. Mom meet dad on the beach when there were teenagers. They've been together ever since. That's me when I was four. Rueben's my middle brother. He's always been annoying. And then Oli, lucky last. And that's us, the Blooms.
Everything was pretty much perfect. But then last year happened. Us kids wanted to go to Disney Land. But mom and dad chose Thailand instead. I liked Thailand.
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Photos from the real-life Bloom family are shown during the end credits, depicting scenes recreated in the movie. See more »
Penguin could have had a family in the end. See more »
Waiting for My Real Life to Begin (2020)
Written by Colin Hay, Thom Mooney
Performed by Colin Hay
Licensed courtesy of Lazy Eye Records America, Inc. / Compass Records See more »
Soul soothing movie!
First of all Movie is underrated. Naomi did what she usually do. Well directed and soothing. A must watch.
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