17 September 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the hardest experiences of the Toronto Film Festival for me was an afternoon screening of "The Impossible," a remarkably well-made movie about an English family living in Japan who head to Thailand for the Christmas holidays, where they are caught in a sudden tsunami that is devastating, terrifying, an awesome display of nature's greatest wrath.  The family is separated and the majority of the film is made up of their efforts to reunite in the middle of a mind-boggling crisis. "The Impossible" is by Juan Antonio Bayona, working from a script by Sergio Sanchez, and it is an impressive, »


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