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Nothing short of a miracle

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Grittily shot documentary-style, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor’s latest starrer, “The Impossible,” recalls in harrowing detail the real-life disaster that was the huge tsunami wave that hit Thailand some years ago. The two stars play the parents of three young boys.

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Truth is stranger than fiction

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WATTS AND HOLLAND. Refuse to get stuck in ponderous melodrama.

You’ll find yourself flinching at the sight of suffering depicted in the compelling true-to-life drama, “The Impossible.” Triggered by the third-strongest earthquake ever recorded (with a magnitude of 9.2), the December 2004 tsunami swept away coastal communities with waves of up to 98 feet high and killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries!

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Movie about Asian tsunami shuns ‘disaster’ label

Actor Ewan McGregor (L) and director Juan Antonio Bayona arrive at the special screening of 'The Impossible' during the 2012 AFI Fest presented by Audi at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP

Eight years after the devastating 2004 tsunami, British actors Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in a film recounting the tragedy through the eyes of a tourist family caught up in the tidal wave.

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