Written December 22, 2012
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 it and the movie tracks the members as they search for each other. Apparently, the government and the medical staffs did a fantastic job for the victims and that really comes through in the film. It's also a movie that showcases the value of human life by showing the power of love and strong will. I enjoyed the film, but I must admit that there were a few scenes where I was in tears. If you don't mind shedding some, you'll be treating yourself to a first-rate film with terrific actors.
Written July 24, 2014
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 in the theater.
Written January 03, 2013
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 even now, tearing up just thinking about it. Naomi Watts deserves an Oscar. Ewan McGregor and young Tom Holland, who plays one of their three sons, Lucas, in the film, are mesmerizing as well. The heart-stopping, gut-wrenching action starts very close to the beginning, as we see the family at and in the pool of a brand new luxury beach-side resort in Thailand on the day after Christmas, 2004. The Tsunami gives no more warning than a loud rumble and within 5 seconds, has engulfed everything in site in mind-boggling cinematography. This is a true story, with a capital "T." The producers make sure to imprint this fact on the audience by stating it not once, but twice on the opening 2 shots. In reality, the family was Spanish, but except for changing them to British for the movie, I understand
Written January 21, 2013
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.
Written January 04, 2013
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. Maybe because it reminded of us of our own families, and how we would do anything to save them. Or maybe it was just a reminder of the great compassion humans are capable of, when most of the time we are reminded of horrible we can be. But whichever of those it was, or something else, this film will touch you emotionally to a great level. It is a horrifying portrayal of what people had to go through during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, but that is not something that should turn you off from seeing this. If anything, you should take as many of your loved ones and close friends to see it with you! It will make you feel more grateful for who you have around you, and for the people who put aside everything to help others in need.
GREAT MOVIE, GO SEE IT!