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The Impossible
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(453 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating
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Naomi Watts Naomi Watts
Maria
Tom Holland Tom Holland
Lucas
Samuel Joslin Samuel Joslin
Thomas
Marta Etura Marta Etura
Simone
Geraldine Chaplin Geraldine Chaplin
Old Woman


Written by
Sergio G. Sánchez Sergio G. Sánchez
(written by)
María Belón María Belón
(story)


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Overwhelmingly powerful and affecting

5 years, 8 months ago at Feb 4 0:54
4 votes
"Lucas, look at this place. They're so busy in here. You get to go and do something. Go help people. You're good at it."

Due to the efforts of Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay, cinema-goers are accustomed to seeing images of mass disaster, to the point that we have become desensitised to destruction and perceive it as innocuous entertainment. But prepare yourselves, because director ... read more

A very good movie

3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 20 8:15
1 vote
Since this movie was chosen by Roger Ebert as one of the best movies released in 2012 so there was a good chance that the whole thing would be good and I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, after watching the damned thing, I would agree with Roger Ebert and I’m actually surprised that this movie didn’t get more attention when it was released (eventually, only Naomi Watts received a O... read more

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5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 10 14:28
1 vote
Super movie based on a true story of family that not only survived & managed the odds of natural disaster of mega level. The tsunami that hits the shores of south east Asian countries creating havoc and total devastation in south east Asian countries specially Indonesia, Japan & Thailand.

The Impossible focused the gritty true story of a family that actually experienced a catastrophe ... read more
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A regular family - Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?
Release date: 4 January 2013
Tags: Drama (12), 2012 (11), Thailand (5), Family (5), Disaster (4), Tsunami (3), 2010s (3), (3), Tragedy (3), Reunion (2), Catastrophe (2), Suffering (2), Christmas (2), Tearjerker (2), Thriller (2), True Story (2), Spain (2), Based On True Story (2), Spanish (2), Thai (2)
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