Written January 07, 2013
In the end it's a feel-good movie. Interesting that the trailer didn't try to hide the facts about this movie - who dies, who lives, does the family all survive thing. And I kind of like that. You know you're going to see an experience and a lot of drama, and that's ok.
Naomi Watts is incredible as the mom of this inspiring family, the physical pain and trials she goes through will make you wince and cheer for her at the same time.
The kids are precious, make you smile, and wonder at how fast some children have to grow up in sometimes just a matter of days.
Ewan McGregor, as usual, delivers a good performance as the father who'll stop at nothing to reunite his family.
The other families and people encountered along the way are fascinating, I found myself thinking about these characters/people even hours after the movie ended.
Go see this film!
Written February 12, 2016
This is a frightening film. It's attention to the detail of the devastation and re-creation of the terror of the tsunami are disturbing. It reminded me that our lives hang by a thread at all times, whether we are on a beach in Thailand or a cinema in Colorado or hovel in Haiti. We take our lives and the presence of our loved ones for granted.
Written January 11, 2013
Like any true story movie it is sometimes hard to think that the events in the movie actually happened and in this case so many lives were lost. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts wonderfully brought to screen the real life couple who with their young boys experienced one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The directing, acting and scenes and recreations are wonderfully and heart wretchingly done. You should have tissues if you are the type who cries in good and bad moments. It is a wonderful film of a sad and true account of one family's vacation that will never be forgotten, by anyone.
Written June 29, 2016
Just got back from seeing The Impossible - an excellent movie. The acting in it is fantastic especially the boy who plays Lucas. I could have used an entire box of Kleenex; the emotional tribute to the human spirit is deeply moving. The musical score definitely enhances this. Several people who attended the same showing were as blown away as I was. All we could do was sit there watching the credits roll as we tried to return to everyday life. Three thumbs up!
Written July 03, 2015
This was a great movie. My husband and I both enjoyed it and would see it again. The action was so real and the actors did a wonderful job. This was a true story and it seemed as if it was just happening as everything was so real.