The trailer (embedded below) is hard-hitting stuff but is an amazing true-life story about a family who got caught in the Asian tsunami on December 26th 2004. It probably gives a bit too much away but I’m really intrigued to see the movie in full. The film also stars Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura, Oaklee Pendergast and Samuel Joslin.
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.
The Impossible is released in the US December 21st on limited release and in the UK 4th January. Click the images to enlarge or scroll down to view the trailer.
Trailer source: Apple