The Impossible

The Impossible

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Based on a true story 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.

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LPL_SarahM Jul 08, 2018

Surprised I missed this one when it came out. It gets intense and I occasionally had to close my eyes when the gore was too realistic. Overall, though, I thought it was great. Naomi Watts gives a wonderful performance.

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Gwen904
May 27, 2018

An excellent portrayal of the occurrence and effects of a tsunami. The actors were amazing, especially Naomi Watts and Tom Holland. One cautionary note: there is a lot of blood, injuries, deaths, some particularly frightening moments, and more; not for young children.

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reypotter06
May 27, 2018

This is a very graphic movie with lots of blood, It was a good movie. Tom holland did great as Lucas.

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JAS57
Apr 08, 2018

This movie is riveting, I couldn't look away (and this is coming from someone who usually needs to be doing something else while watching movies)!

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firefly5
Dec 17, 2017

Amazing true story of one family's survival during a tsunami in Thailand. Terrific acting, wonderful cinematography. I have seen this story twice, once as a T.V. special and then the dvd from the library. Definately worth watching and be sure to watch the special features at the end of the film. To understand how a movie such as this is made is fascinating!

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C_N_BLI_787
Jul 08, 2017

As I recall, this story was based on an actual Spanish family and the characters were made British for the purposes of the movie. A combination of a superb script, great acting, and actual footage of the Tsunami that nobody will ever forget make for a powerful movie. This movie showed great acting, the determination of a young son not to believe that he was orphaned, a mother determined to remain strong for her son, despite horrible injury, and a father also determined not to give up on the reunification of his entire family against terrible odds. At its core, this is a movie about the power of the human spirit and it's a beautiful story. Well worth watching. And after this, one will know...that if the tide starts to go way, way, out....get to higher ground IMMEDIATELY!!

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Nooksack20
Jul 07, 2017

Excellent movie. Action packed, emotional, and rewarding. Highly recommended.

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KMH1993
Mar 02, 2017

This movie had me in tears by the time credits were rolling. The Impossible is such an inspiring and deeply moving story based on real events of the 2004 tsunami. Naomi Watts and Tom Holland were amazing in this movie and I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know what happened all those years ago.

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akirakato
Sep 20, 2016

This is a 2012 English-language Spanish disaster drama directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, based on the experience of María Belón and her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
It is a heart-breaking, mind-boggling and unbelievable documrntary-like film.
Superb are the performances of the kid actors.

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SandraLH
Apr 28, 2016

Much better than I expected it to be. Riveting especially the scenes of mother and son being swept away and tossed about in the rushing debry-filled water -- put me on the edge of my seat. Amazing determination and survival. Evan McGregor always a favorite too. I remember hearing the actual story on the news. I would buy this movie to watch again and remember others' suffering and strength.

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Gwen904
May 27, 2018

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reypotter06
May 27, 2018

reypotter06 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 18, 2013

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reypotter06
May 27, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood, a flap of skin hanging off woman's leg, and more blood.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Sexual Content: A bare breast is shown, but it is in no way sexual.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film revolves around the occurrence and ensuing aftermath of a tsunami. The event itself can be horrifying and emotionally traumatizing to some.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film revolves around the occurrence and ensuing aftermath of a tsunami. The event itself can be horrifying and emotionally traumatizing to some.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Sexual Content: A bare breast is shown, but it is in no way sexual.

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