THE IMPOSSIBLE

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JANUARY 15, 2013

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 also in an emotionally engaging and entertaining way. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts both take their turns carrying the film, displaying the deep emotion necessary to draw passionate reactions from the audience. The child actors are also impressive, drawing up intense feelings beyond simple point-and-shoot mentalities, showing the sign of a truly talented director. The visuals are breathtaking, the emotions are taut, and overall, the film becomes too real and immense that it is sometimes hard to endure. However, the revelations and peaks of the film are worth the price.

RELEASE DATE
December 21, 2012

DIRECTOR
J. A. Bayona

WRITTEN BY
Sergio G. Sánchez
Jonas Runge (story by)

STUDIO
Summit Entertainment

PG-13
(for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity)

DRAMA
THRILLER

113 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Óscar Faura

COMPOSER
Fernando Velázquez

EDITOR
Elena Ruiz
Bernat Vilaplana

CAST
Naomi Watts
Ewan McGregor
Tom Holland

PRODUCED BY
Álvaro Augustin
Belén Atienza
Enrique López Lavigne

BUDGET
$45 million

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