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

A Gripping Tale of Survival

By brianmed5
Written November 03, 2013
The impossible is a true survival story revolving around a family of six who become the untimely victims of one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, the 2004 Tsunami of Thailand. The film opens with a local family lounging on an island beach resort when the impossible occurs, a freak tsunami wreaking havoc and destruction. In the wake of the aftermath, the family finds themselves on a perilous journey to reclaim what is lost in a barren wasteland of destruction. It's a heartbreaking tale of lost, tragedy, and triumph against the odds. For those seeking a tearjerker genre, this film is the place to be.
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Sad but Uplifting

By BoroAviator
Written January 23, 2013
I wish I could give this a "must go", but I can't. There were some aspects of this movie that could have been done much better. I hate to sound like the PC police, but I did find it odd that so many of the faces in the movie were white. I've never been to Thailand, but at times, it looked more like New Jersey based on the background faces. I couldn't help but let that throw me off just a little. Naomi Watts was great, but I saw one other performance last year that I thought was more Oscar worthy (SLP). The little boys in the movie are outstanding. Overall, this is a sad movie. The sniffles all around the theater were very audible. However, the uplifting parts are what I took out of the movie with me. These kind of movies make a person realize just how fleeting life is for EVERYBODY. Good movie. See it, but be prepared if you, or anyone you go along with, are already overly emotional.
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Happy ening for this family

By tasteful1
Written January 19, 2013
Knowing the outcome of this difficult to watch movie made it much more doable. Tragic true survival story. Well acted--the boys were great. How can Naomi Watts look good even while dripping with blood?
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Excellent Movie

By indjeff
Written January 05, 2013
Very exciting from the beginning to the end. A true but slightly altered story. A couple of scenes you might need to turn your head. But I really enjoyed this movie. Excellent acting and wonderful cinematogrphy.
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Totally engrossing

By cgraubard
Written January 06, 2013
More graphic than I imagined .... But also fantastic. The visual imagery is amazing, as is the acting -- esp. Naomi Watts. Also loved the actor who plays the oldest son. He matures right before your eyes. Stunning and moving and gripping.
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