Director J.A. Bayona and screenwriter Sergio Sanchez capture both the big picture and the small moments that transform a catastrophe into a life-changing experience for everyone involved.
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor play the parents of three boys who arrive at the beautiful resort for a Christmas vacation. Their lives are upended on December 26 when the ocean turns into a raging monster. Once the waters recede, Watts and her eldest son (played by the remarkable Tom Holland, making his film debut) reconnect, but have no idea where they are, where to go, or how to find the rest of their family. They may all be dead.
Anyone who has lived through a real-life disaster, large or small, knows that it brings out the best in humanity. Ordinary people become heroic and brave people become inspiring. The Impossible captures all of that. It’s a tough movie, but also one of the best I’ve seen all year.
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