Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Impossible

Today I am going to write about a fantastic movie I saw over the weekend.  It is a must see film and I promise you won’t be disappointed.  The film is called “The Impossible”, which stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.  The story follows an English family while they are on their winter vacation in Thailand.  Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons are enjoying their time playing and relaxing by the pool when they hear an awful roaring sound coming from around them.  The sound they heard was the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of Boxing Day 2004.  Maria and her family were swept away by a 30ft wall of water that destroyed everything in its path.  She was being thrown around underwater for about three minutes before she resurfaced and grabbed hold of a tree.  She finds her oldest son about 15 meters away and bravely swims over to get him, but the rest of her family is nowhere to be found.

It is an inspiring and heartfelt story about hope, faith, love, family, and the human spirit.  It truly is a moving film, and I challenge you not to shed a couple tears.  What’s even more inspiring is that this film was based off the survival of a real family who suffered from this tragedy.  The tsunami of 2004 was a devastating catastrophe that killed 230,000 people across Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and 11 other countries.  Eight years have passed since this natural disaster occurred but this film serves as a reminder to those who lost their lives so suddenly.

Take a look at the trailer below.
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The Impossible Trailer

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