Hubby and I watched a movie the other day. It was called “The Impossible”.
It was the true story about a regular family – Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids – who travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest children another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?
I’m not a big Naomi Watts fan, but her acting was really good. The special effects were also great. As I sat here watching, I felt like I was right there with these poor people.
So many died. So many children became orphans that day. And yet, in this movie, as in the real life of this family, all went well.
If you are looking for something to do one night, rent this movie. Currently Showtime is showing this movie. Truly, it’s worth the watch.