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The Impossible (2012)

The Impossible

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 21, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

107 min.

Studio

Summit Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Juan Antonio Bayona

Producer

Belen Atienza, Lopez Lavigne, Alvaro Augustin

Screenwriter

Sergio Garcia Sanchez

Starring

Story


A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami, "The Impossible" stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage").

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, "The Impossible" is a journey to the core of the human heart.

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Tom Holland, Ewan McGregor and Oaklee Pendergast in Summit Entertainment's The Impossible (2012)
Tom Holland stars as Lucas in Summit Entertainment's The Impossible (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..finds itself evenly torn between human-scale drama and movie-suited Drama..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..plunges the audience into the catastrophe and then immerses us in the panic, grief and disorientation of the aftermath..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..fine performances, chilling effects and director Juan Antonio Bayona's subtle sense of drama..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]