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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
In December 2004, close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Cast: Naomi Watts , Ewan McGregor , Tom Holland , Samuel Joslin , Oaklee Pendergast , Marta Etura , Sönke Möhring , Geraldine Chaplin

Director: J.A. Bayona

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

The Impossible (2012)

Release Date: January 4th, 2013|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • The go-for-broke intensity and emotional layering Watts brings to her role is an acting triumph. And McGregor matches her in a performance of ferocity and feeling. show more

  • If one person survives and 6 million are killed, or one person gets out and 3,000 are crushed, it's not really a happy ending - or even an adequate representation of the larger event. This is precisely the challenge that The Impossible faces and never quite overcomes. show more

  • This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage. show more

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  • May 20, 2013 bv00000000150222
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    This touched on almost every emotion. Very touching. I feel so bad and great for the family in the movie.

  • February 12, 2013 tg00000000138386
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    Absolutely AMAZING! Ewan Mcgregor and Naomi Watts were incredible. I have not enjoyed a movie this much in years.

  • February 10, 2013 pbnails
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    This has to be one of the most power films I have ever seen. I cried most of the way through it. Hard to imagine being on a beautiful tropical island and all of a sudden without warning a wall of water coming with no where to escape. Unbeleivable!!!!

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'The Impossible' Trailer: Watch Naomi Watts And Ewan McGregor Star In New TV Spot

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How do you depict one of the most horrific disasters ever, while still being loyal to those involved? According to actor Ewan McGregor, you stay true to the story. McGregor, along with actress Naom...

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