Writer: Sergio G Sanchez
Starring: Naomi Watts
Release Date: 01/01/2013
The Impossible, what can I possibly say that could sum up how brilliant this film is; it is poignant, emotional, heartwarming, as well as heartbreaking. There is just so much on offer here, but one guarantee is this; there will be tears.
Maria and Henry (Watts & McGregor) are a young, healthy and happy couple with three beautiful children. They are comfortable in life, and one year think lets go holiday this Christmas, and that they do; to the sunny haven that is Thailand. It is a perfect holiday for all the family to enjoy; until on the morning of 26 December, 2004; the morning when one natural disaster would shock the world, destroy a country and tear apart thousands of locals, tourists, and this happy family. That is the day where the world sat and watched as the Tsunami hit Southern Asia and parts of Africa. But whilst we watched in tears and swamped with worry and fear, one family were torn apart; but they were determined, determined to find each other. In there heroic and brave struggle they battled against all the odds, life and death.
I will warn you that it isn't an easy film to watch, and it will stir up lots of awful and gut-wrenching emotions; but it is one of the films of the year at the same time, and it is blessed with some of the best performances I have seen on screen in a while.