• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • (NY, LA; Expands Wide 01/04/13)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama

Impossible to watch and have dry eyes!

By rtkql8r
Written January 06, 2013
This movie was a heavy one. You really got a sense of what it would have been like to experience a tsunami. The acting was superb. The boy who played Lucas should get an academy award. He stole the movie. Don't see this if you want a fun movie, but don't miss it either.
7 out of 11 found this helpful. Did you?

Great story

By Vice_queen_of_movies
Written January 31, 2013
You really get a sense of how awful the devastation was after the tsunami. Very moving story with excellent acting, especially Naomi Watts and the boy who played her oldest son. I cried a lot - it was a very moving story and well worth seeing.
7 out of 10 found this helpful. Did you?

Emotionally Gripping!

By JNewt87
Written May 23, 2013
From one of the earliest scenes, you are thrown directly into the tragedy that starts the emotional roller coaster you will endure throughout the film. The sadness and fear that I felt were overwhelming in the beginning!! From devastated, to hopeful, to elated, you are forced to FEEL SOMETHING from beginning to end with this movie, and that is what makes a film great in my opinion! A must see, highly recommended, but don't be surprised if you shed some tears. Also, I can't forget to mention the INCREDIBLE acting done, particularly by Naomi, as well as the young boy who played the oldest son Lucas. Loved it.
7 out of 10 found this helpful. Did you?

The Impossible

By MaddieandMom
Written January 13, 2013
Very good movie, makes you appreciate the simple things. Acting was very good, made you feel that it was truly happening to them. "Lucas" was fantastic young actor.
6 out of 9 found this helpful. Did you?

Title fits it well

By suefy76
Written February 02, 2013
This movie really makes you think about what the important things in life are. If you're in the mood for a tear-jerker then this is the movie to see. When you are watching it you need to remember it's based on a true story and that makes it even more dramatic. I would recommend this for anyone. There were two grown men sitting next to me when I went and they were just as stunned as I during the entire film and sat in silence as the credits rolled. A must see in my book.
6 out of 8 found this helpful. Did you?