The Impossible - true story of a family's endeavor during the 2004 Tsunami.

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    May 04, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    This weekend I saw the impossible and it is one of the best movies I have seen in years. Never have I ever had such an emotional connection to a film. The strong performances by Naomi Watts and Tom Holland are exceptional and it is a an accurate portrayal of family's struggle during the 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

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    May 04, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    venue35 saidI saw it on New Year's Day and I thought Naomi watts should have got the Oscar even though her role Is underwritten its amazing what she did with what she was given. Acting at its best. Some people thought it was over dramatic , but given the circumstances I don't think so.


    I agree, it was not over dramatic. The wife of the family spent a lot of time with Naomi to help her get into her role and understand her ordeal.
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    May 04, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    did you hear that there's a great film about tornadoes where this girl gets sucked into one and wakes up with these fabulous shoes? it's a recent release too.
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    May 04, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    Although a decent movie. They made the movie out about a Western middle class family. How typical. Hundreds of thousands of locals died and had their home destroyed. They won't even have a place to return to should they survive.

    life is cheap for everyone else.
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    May 04, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    calibro saiddid you hear that there's a great film about tornadoes where this girl gets sucked into one and wakes up with these fabulous shoes? it's a recent release too.


    I think I'm a few decades late on that...
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    May 04, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    offshore saidAlthough a decent movie. They made the movie out about a Western middle class family. How typical. Hundreds of thousands of locals died and had their home destroyed. They won't even have a place to return to should they survive.

    life is cheap for everyone else.


    That's what I thought too when I saw it.
    The movie is very well made, the actors are very good, especially the children, and the tsunami scenes are stunning. But the rest of the movie was too cheesy for me.
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    May 04, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    I saw it when it first came out, and thought it was a terrific film. The way it shifted focus from the parents to the older son was really something. I am surprised that Tom Holland was not nominated for best supporting actor, he did a marveous job.
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    May 05, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    Isugemi said
    offshore saidAlthough a decent movie. They made the movie out about a Western middle class family. How typical. Hundreds of thousands of locals died and had their home destroyed. They won't even have a place to return to should they survive.

    life is cheap for everyone else.


    That's what I thought too when I saw it.
    The movie is very well made, the actors are very good, especially the children, and the tsunami scenes are stunning. But the rest of the movie was too cheesy for me.


    Well besides that "typical middle class" undertone, it was still a very well done movie. The most impressive part of the movie were the strong performances and the connections of the characters.

    The performances defined the film and I believe overpowered the stereotype.
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    May 05, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    No doubt a great movie and fantastic acting.

    How many Asian people died in the Asian Tsunami of 2004?
    And we need to see what happened to a tourist family? Is this only because we are unable to identify with the 200,000 plus victims?
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    May 05, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
    I really enjoyed the movie after seeing it on a plane recently. The little boy was awesome.