Since I’ve seen J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible from Summit Entertainment a few weeks back, I’ve continued to champion the film along with the powerful performances by Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland, especially Watts who delivers one of the year’s finest turns. I still believe the film to be a huge threat to pop in Best Picture a la The Blind Side (2009) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) but with quality fully intact.
A featurette has just been released featuring behind-the-scenes footage and has an interview with the real life survivor that is portrayed by Watts in the film. The film opens December 21st.
Check out the featurette after the jump along with the synopsis.
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.
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