I am positive this is the MOST intense movie I have ever watched. At least in Titanic there were happy and light parts. I don’t remember hearing about The Impossible when it came out in 2012. And I have no idea how it ended up on my Netflix queue. But here it arrived in my mail!
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor portray a family with 3 sons who are vacationing in Thailand in 2004 when the massive tsunami hit. Do not watch this movie if you have a weak stomach or while you are eating (as I mistakingly did). It was at least 30 minutes of spiked blood pressure and tears. Also don’t watch if you don’t like crying. And it is not a good date movie.
BUT it was really good. This is a real family who was caught in the tsunami. It’s always harder to watch these movies, knowing that it was an actual event. And although we will never completely understand what these people experienced, this movie is a very dramatic and I’m guessing a somewhat accurate portrayal. It all did seems to happen very quickly – which I’m guessing was maybe not the case during a major disaster – then again, maybe it did all happen quickly! I’ll have to research the true story. I cannot describe the emotions I experienced throughout this movie. I don’t want to give anything away – but I highly recommend this movie if you think you can handle it.