Summit Entertainment .
The 2004 tsunami that hit southeast Asia was devastating, and now we’re getting a movie based on the true story of a family that went through that ordeal together. The Impossible looks powerful, moving, and emotional, and looks to feature great performances by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Films like this always hit home a bit more when they’re based on a true story, and this one makes it look like this family went through some pretty spectacular things in order to reunite. Check it out below, and mark it down as what’s sure to be a feel-good movie this holiday season.
. The Impossible arrives in theaters on December 21st, 2012. .
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.