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A powerful story based on one family?s experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage).

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1 hour, 53 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director J.A. Bayona
Studio eOne
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on 4 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very moving film thoroughly enjoyed it hard to believe its a true story well worth watching have a hankie ready
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145 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Alex Lay on 9 Feb. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I saw this in cinema TWICE. That's ONE EXTRA TIME People!
In case you sleep-surfed the internet and found yourself on the reviews of Amazon to a film you've never heard of, The Impossible is based around one family who are on Holiday in Thailand when the Tragic Tsunami of 2004 hit.
Before seeing the film, I'd watched the trailer and thought 'Wow, that looks good. The special effects look amazing', but I also thought 'After the Tsunami has hit, what happens for the rest of the film? It could get really boring...'

Well, that was wrong and partly because I never really understood what happened that day.
I had no idea how many people were killed (and injured).
It's not just Water, is it?
Debris potentially hitting you at high speed.
Could be fatal.

The cast is fantastic.
The acting is as good as it gets, particularly from new-to-film Actor Tom Holland who takes centre stage as eldest Son, Lucas.
This is no bore fest.
It's one of those great films that leaves you pondering your own life and feeling grateful for your family and loved ones.
A very emotional and touching film.
I really wanted the family to come together again.
I'll be buying this when it's released.

Thanks for reading.
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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Jake Wright age 12 on 13 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
The Impossible is a film about a family who take a holiday to Thailand at Christmas. Little did they know that one of the world's biggest tsunamis' was about to hit them. When it does hit them the whole family is split apart by this gigantic wave.

The film stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, who play their roles beautifully as the mother (Maria Bennett) and father (Henry Bennett) to three children. This film also stars newcomer Tom Holland who plays the oldest son, (Lucas Bennett) who has to take care of his mum because of her brutal injures.
The scene where the tsunami hits is brilliantly shot, yet so harrowing. The heartbreaking scene where Maria and Lucas try to reach out to each other while being swept away crashing into trees, cars and other dangerous objects, is shattering. It was also devastating when Maria's injuries are revealed and Lucas sees his mother as he has never seen her before.

The special effects in this film are extraordinary, and I wasn't expecting the effect that it would have on me, and I would defy anyone who isn't moved by this astonishing piece of film making.

This film is inspiring and unexpected; I recommend this film to anyone. Even though there is despair, there is still hope.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ramses on 23 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Incredible rendition of the 2004 tsunami aftermath, with a stunning performance from Naomi Watts. If you re looking for a 2112 type movie, you will not find it here because the wave itself is not the focus. However the survival and search for close ones is painfully but marvellously enacted by Naomi Watts and the rest of the cast. Very moving film, sometimes difficult to watch because of the suffering, and incredibly realistic. A must see for sure!!!!
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By ekb on 6 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
I didn't know a lot about this film before going to see it but what an experience this film was. The special effects are amazing looking during the tsunami scene at the start, just incredible. The performances of the main cast are incredible especially Tom Holland as Lucas and Naomi Watts as Maria. I'm not usually a fan of Ewan McGregor but here he is incredible as Henry the father.

The film explores the separation of a family in the direct aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and their struggle to survive.

I really don't want to say more other than this is an incredible film well worth seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
'Boxing Day' 2004 ...I remember, as I am certain many if not all
of you do....watching the catastrophic events unfold, in disbelief
and in horror, a harsh reminder of natures fury.
so many lost so quickly.........the film based on real events
following the experience of the 'Bennett' family who had flown
to a idyllic coastal resort in 'Thailand' as of course did so many more,
to bask in the sunshine during the festive season.
when the Tsunami hit the family became separated, 'Maria' and eldest son
'Lucas' manage to stay in sight of each other as they are swept inland.
they have no way of knowing what had become of husband and father 'Henry'
and younger siblings 'Thomas' and 'Simon'
the film surely captures much of the atmosphere that must have been the
case for all those caught up in the Tragedy.
the film...an often moving, dramatic and often graphic account of desperation,
panic and struggle to survive in the moments during and after the Tsunami struck.
a story of hope and tragedy........'THE IMPOSSIBLE'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By plantwoman on 24 May 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
It's easy to forget just how much people lose in a disaster like this - people looking for lost loved ones, the lorries piled with bodies, the injuries caused, homes washed away. We sit in our homes watching the drama unfold on the news and we cannot possibly grasp the magnitude of it all. It's all there in this film - plus the acting is superb, even the little kids are fantastic! A true story and well worth watching.
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