Check out Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in these devastating clips from The Impossible
Some movies are hard to watch due to the sensitive subject matter. Depending on the movie, some people have more visceral reactions than others. No matter the subject, a tragedy is a tragedy. The tsunami in 2004 will rank as one of the most horrendous in recent memory. Making a film surrounding a historical event such as that is a difficult task.
When the trailer for THE IMPOSSIBLE came online a few weeks ago, many complained about the focus being on a Caucasian family instead of the larger Asian population that was swept away in the waves. For a Western financed film, it didn't strike me as anything odd. I never once thought they just cast recognizable actors to profit on the film. Seeing these new clips, I know the cast based on talent and talent alone.
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts are excellent actors and in these two new clips you can see they are putting every inch of themselves into these roles. Man, Ewan is one hell of a crier. Check out the clips below.
Plot: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.
THE IMPOSSIBLE is likely one of those movies you can only watch once due to the sheer drain it will put on the viewer emotionally. But, I am looking forward to that one viewing. J.A. Bayona impressed me with THE ORPHANAGE and it looks like he will do it again.
THE IMPOSSIBLE opens in theaters in limited release on December 21st.