Last week I was able to catch "The Impossible" before it slipped away quietly in the Theatres here in Taiwan.... it did not get as much attention here, I suppose due to the subject matter... after all, who wants to be SAD in the midst of the Chinese New Year celebrations...
(ABOVE PHOTO: The real family the movie is based on.)
The acting were all top notch.... well deserved Oscar Nomination for Naomi Watts... and Oscar's Biggest Snub and Blunder, in my opinion, is failing to reward novice actor, Tom Holland with a Best Supporting or Best Actor nod... he truly carried the film... such a heavy task for a young actor and he did it all.... he made you feel every struggle, every tear, every heartache... and most of the time without even uttering a single line.... Good thing the critics all over the world were smart enough to single his acting out and rewarded him with Breakthrough Performer of the Year awards.... Big Future in the movies for this boy, that's for sure.... Am already a Fan!
At the end of it all, the movie is a Great Tribute to one's family's flight for survival, to all the lives lost, and the compassion of the Thai People. MUST SEE FILM!!!