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The Impossible (2012)
Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
Boxing Day, 2004. A massive tsunami swept through South Asia, leaving devastation in its path It’s one of those big events. The kind that you remember exactly where you were when it happened. For me, I was sitting in my cousin’s living room. We sat and watched the news in silence as the chaos unfolded. Hundreds of thousands dead. Even more injured and left homeless. To say it was a traumatic event for many is an understatement.
There are many stories that can be told from the Boxing Day Tsunami. The Impossible is the true story of separation and reunion of the Alvarez family, caught unawares by the tsunami as they holiday at their Thai resort. The story of this family is an emotional roller coaster. If you’re after that kind of movie, there’s a lot to like in The Impossible. However, just below the surface, there is something troubling going on. Something that is unintentional by the film makers but says something quite troubling about us as a movie going public.