When I went to see this at the local theatre, everyone in the theatre was moved to tears. Your heart reaches out not only to this family who actually lived this, but the many who suffered.
Tom Holland did an outstanding job in portraying the real boy. And so did Naomi Watts, and Ewan McGregor. I will be buying the blue-ray as one to show friends.
Can only say this was really underrated, but will be an unforgettable classic.
Most underrated movie of 2012
How did this get an oscar nomination? Bad acting dialogue and far too much of a hollywood feel. I went to see this with my wife last night, and even she didn't cry at all.
let down. emotions in the movie were too forced, it didnt do justice to the true story this is based on. still gave it a 2nd star for the story it was based on, which is still touching.
This movie was dissapointing. Considering the bad acting on the part of the male lead, the lack of showing many of the other survivors (instead seemingly having tunnel vision on the main couple), and the way they really tried to polish everything up dissapointed me greatly.
No surprise here that it didn't get more than one oscar nomination, and that that one was for Naomi Watts.
I am trying to become an professional actor like Tom Holland,as Tom has given me hope and made it more believable for me to become a actor like him, I aspire to achieve greatness and star in awesome movies like THE IMPOSSIBLE good luck to you Tom as I will be trying to be like you in a few years time! :D Thank You!
This movie is absolutely brilliant a master piece,especially the actor Tom Holland,he is a fantastic actor who I one day aspire to like,I just wish him the best of luck in his high potential future as a professional actor.I idolise Tom Holland as he has shown the true potential of a young teenager (like my self) and the great things you can achieve with hard work and belief.I one day wish I could have the opportunity to achieve greatness like Tom, as I know he will be awesome in his future movies, Good Luck! :D
to the person justifying only white folks in a disaster where they're a minority. imagine a movie about 9/11: an American (colored family; say Chinese or whatever else is invisible in America) featured but none of the locals (whites?) have much of a speaking part at all. maybe a few extras here and there [same scenario] except you might object that Asian (Chinese?) Americans can only be found in 'chinatown' (or they aren't important; or no one wants to see 'them colored' Americans, etc. seriously one sided. Red Dawn/Olympus Has Fallen 'anti-slant'
To the person asking if there is only white folks. Ummmm we all no it was not just white folks. However the movie does surround the events of that one family's story so I think it's fair to say there is only so many other people they could tell a story about in a just under 2 hour movie. We all know there was a lot more people that lost lives and were effected by this event.
It could it be better since was based on a true story,good effects but terrible acting of the boy, they missed to show more survivors when in the water, it looked as if they had been the only ones which took away veracity :(