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The Impossible (2012) Movie Information

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Juan Antonio Bayona


Ewan McGregor
Naomi Watts
Geraldine Chaplin
Marta Etura
Tom Holland
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Based on the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand, a family is caught up in the chaos of the aftermath with tens of thousands of other people as their sons go missing following the devastating natural disaster. -- Chris Kavan

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Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit. Okay this movie is a true story well they are some things in this movie that was not really true like the wave itself I mean it looks more bigger then the photos.

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Allison 06/12/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Great performance by Naomi Watts!

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Surprisingly pretty good. I understand that it is based on a true story but much of it seems far fetched. The beginning starts off really well but once the family is clearly separated it looses steam. Throw in a few dumb parts with the kids and you have an above average film that falls a little flat. Still a decent feel good drama but not for me.

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02/06/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great feel good movie

I want to start this review by saying that if you are in a time in your life where you think everything is bad have a look at this film as it will make you feel that things aren't really that bad. Definatly the feel good movie of 2012.

When i originally heard via Cnn in 2004 that on Boxing day of all days, that a 30ft Tsunami had hit the asian islands i could not believe my eyes as to the catastrophe that ensumed the eastern peninsula also the death toll was nothing short of astronomical with the huge wave leaving 230,000- 280,000 dead in it's wake. The worst mother nature disaster in history.

The Impossible is based on the true life story of Maria Belon, a spanish physician (Although she was portrayed by english actress Naomi Watts who is nominared for best actress for it) who...

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01/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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"It's a beautiful mystery isn't it?" Intense, moving and powerful. On Christmas Eve the Bennett family spend their vacation In Thailand. A tsunami hits and Maria Bennett (Naomi Watts) and her husband Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons Lucas (Tom Holland), Tomas and Simon get lost in the incident. It has the most horrific/authentic opening disaster sequence on-screen. The hospital was grueling as well. This critic has never grimaced and winced as much on a movie, and this is a drama. Naomi Watts has that ability, to pull you in because of her vulnerability/pain because of the power to convince. McGregor was heart-wrenching as well. It's baffling how the Academy Awards snubbed a picture of this magnitude. Best lines: Maria - "You get to go and do something. Go help people....

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01/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Impossible (2013) Based on a true story of a family who, while on vacation at a coastal resort in Thailand, are separated after a devastating Tsunami hits. Naomi Watts, in an Academy Award nominated role, plays Maria, the mom who has given up being a doctor to raise her family. Ewan McGregor plays the father, Henry, who, when separated from his wife and oldest boy, risks his own life to find them once again. Watts is brilliant in the role of a woman who is determined to make sure that her oldest son (Tom Holland) survives the ordeal, even if it means risking her own life. The special effects are incredibly realistic and you get the full effect of what it would be like to be hit by a tidal wave of water and debris. This is an awe-inspiring film that keeps you not only on the edge of...

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