Today’s Movie Trailer: The Impossible Brings Tsunami Disaster to the Big Screen

Spoiler alert: you will need a hanky

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Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in The Impossible as a couple vacationing in Thailand with their three young sons who are there when the 2004 tsunami hits. Separated but surviving, lost in a strange land, they have to find each other in the storm’s aftermath. It’s based on a true story, and the only thing that’s impossible is watching the trailer without getting a bit teary-eyed.

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Sure, 45 seconds of the trailer set up the beautiful vacation spot and show the terrifying wall of water crashing into people in a pool, but the rest is all Kleenex-bait. We’ve got hands reaching toward each other, fathers finding sons, kindly locals helping the injured tourists, close-ups of little boys’ dirty faces, refugee camps and happy reunions all set to the strains of “One Love.” But if all you want to do is cry, watch 1:58–2:01 on repeat.

4 comments
MartaMaraPaglianni
MartaMaraPaglianni

This director is AMAZING. If you folks saw the Orphanage then you know what I am talking about. Otherwise rent it.

MartaMaraPaglianni
MartaMaraPaglianni

BTW the director is Spaniard like me :)  BUt he is very talented too :)