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Impossible

Impossible

Release Date: Dec 21, 2012

Genre: Action/AdventureDrama

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 5
    Great movie. Great actors from the adults on down to the youngest of the children. Felt like I was there. This movie shows how life can be altered in an instant and puts into perspective the things which should be of most importance. I really like how it brings out the evolution of the oldest son from a tipical moody and somewhat sullen boy to one who becomes a protector and caregiver in the face of a tragic event. Very real and believable especially knowing that it is based on actual events. Great all around. Very moving.
  • 4
    I really enjoyed watching this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I really did not expect this film to be as good as it was, so I guess I was pleasantly surprised. The film is based on true events and it is also full of amazing action and visuals, but the best part was the performances of two lead actors. Naomi watts is phenomenal in this film and Ewan McGregor is superb as well. The visuals in this film were amazing, Tsunami looked so real and I was genuinely scared. The film is really about surviving against all odds and it is also about love and courage, the films is definitely life affirming and I loved that. Overall, it is a great film and it must be seen on the big screen.
  • 4
    I really liked this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I did not expect his film to be as good as it was and I was pleasantly surprised by it. The film was very well made and visually superb but acting was definitely the best aspect of the movie. I thought that the cast did a wonderful job and made this film moving and thrilling in the same time. The film was emotionally satisfying and educational in a way. The film brought out a genuine emotion from me while I was watching it and that is a rare thing these days. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor were absolutely wonderful and made this film what it was, I was very impressed with both of them. Overall, I think this is one of the best films of 2012 and it is a must see on my list.
  • 4
    This is a film about a family vacationing in Thailand when Tsunami hits and their life is turned upside down. I did not know anything about this film before I saw it and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I thought the film was very well made, it was interesting, intense and moving. I thought that the cast did an amazing job and it was a real pleasure to watch them do their thing. The film was thrilling and inspiring as well as heartbreaking, the film is an ode to the human spirit and I can honestly say that it is one of the best films of 2012. I really enjoyed the twist in the film and truly did not see it coming which is pretty unusual these days. Naomi Watts was really impressive and once again she proved to be an excellent actress. Overall, I think this film is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
  • 5
    Not only one of the best movies of the year, but one of the best movies I have seen in many, many years. I was completely blown away by how real the acting is in this movie - even the kids are just superb! The story is everyone's worst nightmare and it's ripped from the headlines of 2004 when the monster tsunami that engulfed the Pacific Ocean destroyed nearly half a million lives and untold millions more injured and homeless. A family from the UK is on holiday in Thailand when the tsunami strikes and they are left to fend for their lives not knowing what happened to the others and where they may have ended up. Naomi Watts is especially terrific in her role as the mom. When she is forced to survive on her own, she becomes a creature of the disaster, no longer a civilized human or a mother she once was. Ewan McGregor is also great and he pulls the heartstrings. A definite must see!
  • 5
    Moviegoers are subject to so many apocalyptic, CGI-infused (and frankly downright awful) disaster movies that when confronted with something like The Impossible, we almost don’t know how to react. This is a disaster movie that dwarfs anything Cloverfield and Poseidon could possibly conjure. It feels much more powerful.

    And that’s because it’s based on real life events that we all remember. Even as we reel from the tragedy in Newtown, we remember that there was a massive, natural disaster that took the lives of literally hundreds of thousands in the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia. The tsunami of 2004 is the greatest natural disaster to have ever afflicted humanity in all of recorded history. To overstate its devastation is impossible.

    But The Impossible is not about devastation. It’s about survival and hope, two things that exist in finite but powerful doses when such tragedies occur. It’s almost pointless to try to describe the bare bones plot (Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts play a European couple on vacation in Thailand with their three kids when the tsunami hits the day after Christmas) because it’s what the characters do instead of what is done to them that makes the movie work so magnificently.

    McGregor has never been more watchable or charming as the father who would literally do anything to save his children. Watts seems to be in a trance throughout the film, inhabiting an almost animalistic awareness of her survival that is perfect for the film. In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, this movie may be too much to stomach for some. But for others, it may be precisely the reminder needed to uplift and affirm the fragile faith in an even more fragile humanity.
  • 4
    This is a drama about a family vacationing in Thailand when a Tsunami hits and all the hell breaks loose. I really liked this film and I think it is worth seeing in the theaters. The film was visually stunning and the film overall was enlightening and exhaustive in a good way. I was also blown away by the performances of two lead actors-Naomi Watts and Even McGregor. It is a film about power of family, determination of a mother and father, and defying all odds. The special effects were amazing but the power of this film comes from the amazing performances. I found this film to be life-affirming and I had a great time watching it.

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