The Impossible (2012)

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The Impossible Synopsis
Based on the true story of 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.

The Impossible is the powerful and 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.
The Impossible Release Date
In Theaters December 21, 2012
The Impossible Credits
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Geraldine Chaplin
Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
Produced by: Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustín, and Enrique López Lavigne
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
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Back in 2004 Maria Belon went through a horrific ordeal. While she was on vacation with her family in Thailand, the nation was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami. The story of what happened after was so amazing that director Juan Antonio Bayona just had to make it into a feature film, and the result was the drama The Impossible.
by Eric Eisenberg April 1, 2013 discussion comments
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by Kristy Puchko January 28, 2013 discussion comments
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by Kristy Puchko December 6, 2012 discussion comments
TIFF 2012: The Impossible Is Emotional Manipulation Done Almost Perfectly Right TIFF 2012: The Impossible Is Emotional Manipulation Done Almost Perfectly Right
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by Kelly West August 20, 2012 discussion comments
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by Kristy Puchko July 19, 2012 discussion comments
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Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor Brave Tsunami Conditions In First Trailer For The Impossible Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor Brave Tsunami Conditions In First Trailer For The Impossible
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by Sean O'Connell January 2, 2012 discussion comments
Summit Sticking With Naomi Watts For The Impossible Summit Sticking With Naomi Watts For The Impossible
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