TOKYO, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 05: Ewan McGregor attends the premiere of ‘Christopher Robin’ on September 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Disney)
4. The Impossible (2012)
The Impossible is the story of a family caught up in the 2004 tsunami that wrecked Thailand. Noami Watts and McGregor play a married couple with three sons. They are all wiped away and separated in the tsuanmi — Watts with one son and McGregor with the other two.
It was a powerful and an emotional film especially from Watts and McGregor. They conveyed the deep sense of pain and loss and fear and hope that one goes through after such a horrific disaster.
Watts gets most of the praise and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. But McGregor’ acting wasn’t too far behind.
The distraught father conveyed every sense of what it was like to go through the aftermath. One of the most riveting and heartbreaking moments was when he had to call his in-laws and to tell them he was fine, but couldn’t find their daughter.
That phone call was heartbreaking in so many ways.
The Impossible is a definite must-watch. It’s a disaster movie based on real-life moments and people. The 2004 tsunami ravaged so many lives and while many deal with the aftermath, this puts the viewers right into the heart of the moment and beautifully tells the story of the community and how they came together to help each other.