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

Uplifting and Heart-wrenching

By GAYellowDog
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!
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The Impossible

By pgplummer2003
Written July 30, 2014
Tragic story- but important depiction of what a family experienced. Naomi's performance is amazing. Direction/screenplay & the reenactment of the tsunami is terrifying to watch, but the best of all that has been produced. Ewan McGregor never fails to bring his best and the kids in this movie are completely amazing little actors. This movie is exhausting to watch, but should not be missed. This is one film that you should see in the theatre! Don't wait for it to be release to DVD/Cable. The special effects are amazing. I can't imagine how difficult it was to film. I hope that Naomi and the young cast receive special recognition for their hard work to shoot this film.
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It's okay

By geoelevation25
Written February 16, 2013
I had high expectations and even though Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts made a great screen couple the movie plays with the line of boredom and emotionality that makes the amazing scenes leave from your liking.
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Wave of the future

By othello94
Written August 01, 2014
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.
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The Impossible

By diana petsch
Written January 21, 2013
S--t happens. It happened big-time that horrible day of the tsunami. Left the show feeling grateful to be alive and breathing. Also a little drained from all the drowning scenes. Be in the mood for alot of water, blood, separation and pain. Up side, families count. Many waters cannot quench love.
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