‘The Impossible’ (2012) Review: Harrowing, Moving Family Drama

It’s 2004 and Maria and Henry Bennett (Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor) are enjoying an idyllic  Christmas holiday with their three young sons at an Oceanside resort in Thailand. The day is as beautiful as the brochure promised until, without warning, a Tsunami hits like something out of an Irwin Allen movie. Only this isn’t a movie. The Tsunami really happened, over 230,000 people died, and “The Impossible” is based on the true story of this family.

  Director J.A. Bayone’s does a superb job of telling a personal story against an epic backdrop while avoiding  the expected disaster movie tropes. Within 15 minutes this family is in the middle of a watery hell they probably shouldn’t have survived, but the tidal wave is just the beginning....

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May 10th 2013
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