Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Impossible (2013) (2nd time)

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:
Best Actress: Naomi Watts

Red alert, red alert, WHERE is Ewan McGregor's Oscar nomination, already? He should've been nominated for this, because he gives a superb, very emotional supporting performance. Naomi is just as amazing: never have I seen her so lost in a character, "lost" in the best possible way. She had me once the tsunami hit, and never let me go. Beautiful, realistic acting.
The film has flaws, that's for sure, most of them in the screenplay, which turns very Hollywood in the second half. But those poor choices are corrected by a good director and beautiful acting.

My rating for the film: 7.5/10. A shout-out to the visual effects team, also.

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