Monday, February 18, 2013

Flick Pick: The Impossible

I just got back from seeing this one. For those who don't know its premise, it centers around a family in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. If a movie can capture the intrigue of my Mom who had not been to a theater since seeing Titanic in 1997 (no exaggeration), it deserves a mention.

I thought The Impossible was very well done. The young child actors in the film really impressed me (and were absolutely adorable might I add). The entire cast was excellent. I also really enjoyed the cinematography. If you're a fan of films that are inspired by actual events, this is something you'll appreciate. The Academy also acknowledged lead actress, Naomi Watts, with a best actress nomination.

When a film moves you to tears, it gets an A in my book. An awkward exit from the theater is well worth the experience. The message of The Impossible is one of fate, family, camaraderie and love.

Sidenote: I adored the use of Damien Rice's "One" cover in the trailer above:

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