The Impossible

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The Impossible
January 28, 2013
Showtimes (change daily)
1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40

Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in a stunning and uplifting true story about a family caught up in Thailand’s infamous tsunami

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart. (USA/Spain, 2012, 114 min., color, 35mm, Rated PG-13 – Director: Juan Antonio Bayona – Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez - Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland – 2012 Toronto Film Festival)

“The film is a remarkable visual achievement, made more affecting by the depth the actors bring to their characters.” -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

“An unforgettable film that combines epic spectacle with the intimacy of loving relationships in a celebration of the invincible human spirit.” - Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER

“I hesitate to use this term, since it is so often equated with hokey, but The Impossible is life-affirming.” - Mary F. Pols, TIME MAGAZINE

“When it’s over, you will feel enlightened, drained and grateful.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The Impossible marries a tremendous feat of physical filmmaking to an emotional true story of family survival.” – Justin Chang, VARIETY