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Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2013

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A family struggles to survive in Thailand after the massive 2004 tsunami that claimed more than 230,000 lives. Naomi Watts is Oscar-worthy as Maria Belon and Ewan McGregor is equally good as her husband, Henry. The two are on Christmas vacation with their children when the tsunami hits, and they become separated. Tom Holland gives one of the great breakthrough performances of 2012 as their oldest son. Amazingly, the film is based on real people and their actual experiences. Director Juan Antonio Bayona has made a respectful film about one of the worst recorded disasters in human history. It’s a testament to the people who lost their lives, and those who survived. Watts will tear your heart out, especially when she lets out her first, terrifying scream. Of all the images that stuck in my head from 2012 films, that might be the one that I remember the most.
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Official Site: www.theimpossible-movie.com
Director: J.A. Bayona
Producer: Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustín, Ghislain Barrois, Enrique López Lavigne, Sandra Hermida and Javier Ugarte
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sönke Möhring, Geraldine Chaplin, Johan Sundberg, Ploy Jindachot, Jan Sundberg, La-Orng Thongruang, Tor Klathaley, Douglas Johansson, Emilio Riccardi and John Albasiny

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Portland Mercury White Squall A tsunami hits CaucAsia in The Impossible. by Jamie S. Rich 01/02/2013
East Bay Express The Impossible One family vs. nature. Bet on the family. by Kelly Vance 01/02/2013
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