The Impossible

The Impossible

DVD - 2013
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Based on a true story 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Summit Entertainment : Lionsgate, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Imp
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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C_N_BLI_787
Jul 08, 2017

As I recall, this story was based on an actual Spanish family and the characters were made British for the purposes of the movie. A combination of a superb script, great acting, and actual footage of the Tsunami that nobody will ever forget make for a powerful movie. This movie showed great acting, the determination of a young son not to believe that he was orphaned, a mother determined to remain strong for her son, despite horrible injury, and a father also determined not to give up on the reunification of his entire family against terrible odds. At its core, this is a movie about the power of the human spirit and it's a beautiful story. Well worth watching. And after this, one will know...that if the tide starts to go way, way, out....get to higher ground IMMEDIATELY!!

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Nooksack20
Jul 07, 2017

Excellent movie. Action packed, emotional, and rewarding. Highly recommended.

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KMH1993
Mar 02, 2017

This movie had me in tears by the time credits were rolling. The Impossible is such an inspiring and deeply moving story based on real events of the 2004 tsunami. Naomi Watts and Tom Holland were amazing in this movie and I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know what happened all those years ago.

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akirakato
Sep 20, 2016

This is a 2012 English-language Spanish disaster drama directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, based on the experience of María Belón and her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
It is a heart-breaking, mind-boggling and unbelievable documrntary-like film.
Superb are the performances of the kid actors.

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SandraLH
Apr 28, 2016

Much better than I expected it to be. Riveting especially the scenes of mother and son being swept away and tossed about in the rushing debry-filled water -- put me on the edge of my seat. Amazing determination and survival. Evan McGregor always a favorite too. I remember hearing the actual story on the news. I would buy this movie to watch again and remember others' suffering and strength.

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swathi_gardas
Dec 15, 2015

Wonderful movie. Touching. All the emotions were clearly depicted. Loved every scene of the movie

Catmamakim Apr 12, 2015

Riveting and suspenseful. Heart-wrenching. My 8-yr old son became upset while watching so I had to turn it off but watched it again later when he was asleep. Hard to believe that it is a true story. Made me appreciate where we live and how lucky we all are.

BookReviewer2015 Apr 01, 2015

A super emotional and suspensful story of one family's involvement in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami aftermath. Puts you on the edge of your seat. It actually made me think of what I would do if I were in the same situation.

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neonkc
Aug 25, 2014

very good

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robt1212
Aug 22, 2014

Very well done indeed. One of the best recent movies I have seen. Appropriate for nearly everyone, with parental mentoring.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Sexual Content: A bare breast is shown, but it is in no way sexual.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film revolves around the occurrence and ensuing aftermath of a tsunami. The event itself can be horrifying and emotionally traumatizing to some.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film revolves around the occurrence and ensuing aftermath of a tsunami. The event itself can be horrifying and emotionally traumatizing to some.

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britprincess1
Jun 18, 2013

Sexual Content: A bare breast is shown, but it is in no way sexual.

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