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When you go to see a movie that’s based on a real life catastrophe, you have mixed feelings about whether it’s a good idea. Should The Impossible ever have been made? Does it belittle one of the most catastrophic natural disasters the world has ever experienced or does it act as a great homage to those lives devastated by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004?

The plot of The Impossible follows the fortunes of a family torn apart by the force of the tsunami as it hits the resort that they have spent Christmas at in Thailand. A couple – Maria Bennet (Naomi Watts) and her husband Henry (Ewan McGregor) are swept up by the wave and separated from each other. Henry turns out to be safe with his sons Thomas and Simon, but Maria and their other son Lucas take refuge in a tree with a boy called Daniel who has lost his family. »

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