The Impossible Synopsis
A vacationing couple and their three sons become caught up in Thailand's 2004 tsunami.
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Heart-Wrenching!

By pedsarq
You should consider whether you're in the mood for a good cry or not before going to see this film. It's about the Tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. A family of 5 get swept away and split apart by...

SWEEPING movie..no pun intended

By edbeachbum
The visual effects are incredible. To recreate the horror of that day must have been heart wrenching! The storyline is even more heart wrenching. Bring your tissues. An incredible movie worth seeing...

Heart-wrenching example of the Human Spirit

By Reel_Deal_Gal
I saw "Les Miserables" yesterday, and it didn't have near the emotional impact of this film. Literally, I sat in the theater for the full ten minutes of credits at the end just to compose myself, and...

The Impossible Delivers

By travelbluesea
You understand (as much as is possible) what it felt like to be there. I felt each stab of debris as victims tossed around in the tsunami. Amazing. I went back and watched you-tube videos of the...

Waste of time

By cielilund
Kept looking at my watch....certainly could have missed this one. Can't believe Watts nominated for Oscar ...all she did was moan and pass out....

A Horrifying and Emotional Experience You Will Rarely Find in a Film

By thesilentcat4
The Impossible does things many films wish they could do. Maybe it was the fact that the film portrayed real events. Maybe it was because of the great performances by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor....

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor astound you!

By Maaz
This movie made me want to jump into it and help these characters out; this movie depicts the unfortunate reality that a tsunami can cause and how you have to push forward with what you have after it...

A MUST SEE FILM ABOUT A FAMILY THAT SURVIVED THE 2004 INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI.

By Peneflix
It felt appropriate to see this film on the final day, according to the Mayan calendar, of mankind’s existence; for many who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and the hundreds of thousands who...

Horrible!

By phoebem
Would have been a great story to see on 60 minutes but not a 2 hour movie!...

Powerful story and agonizing to watch.

By Nacho Baggo
I cannot believe how well done this move was put together. The gripping emotions in each scene. The screams, the pain, the misery were at times too much for me. Watts played her deteriorating...

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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing Injury Images, Brief Nudity and Intense Realistic Disaster Seq
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Very intense story of family's survival against the odds.
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