One of the most powerful “based on a true story” films I have ever seen, “The Impossible” not only depicts an actual natural disaster with the brilliance and detail of the actual cataclysmic event, but does so in an emotionally engaging and entertaining way. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts both take their turns carrying the film and both display the deep emotion necessary to draw sincere reactions from the audience. The child actors are also impressive, drawing up intense emotion that goes beyond simple point and shoot mentalities, showing the sign of a truly talented director. The visuals are breath-taking, the emotions are taut, and overall, the film becomes to real and immense, that it is sometimes hard to endure. However, the revelations and peaks of the film are worth holding on for.
Release Date: December 21, 2012 || Director: J. A. Bayona || Distributed By: Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity