James' Review of The Impossible
Even better than I hoped! This movie about the 2004 tsunami in Thailand is really only peripherally about the tsunami. Instead, it's about humanity, about the acts of kindness required to restore a community as everyone comes together, in DIRE circumstances, to regain stability in their lives. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor are as wonderful as always, but it's their three little boys (one, a Billy Elliot alumnus) who must do some heavy emotional lifting. It's great to see intelligent film-making like this; it could have been just a hokey disaster pic, but by digging deeper, everyone involved produces a memorable Winner!