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    Flickedup.com : "The Impossible" : intensely entertaining


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    An impossible journey to the core of the human heart in the true life story of a family swept away in one of the worst natural disasters in our lifetime.
    A family of five begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking for some fun in the sun. Soon their holiday turns into a nightmare as a giant tsunami rises up from the ocean and sweeps them away in The Impossible.
    Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor head up this cast that tells the most true story of one family's experience during the devastating 2004 tsunami that devoured southeast asia.
    The acting, though there is very little dialogue, is amazing and the special effect, especially in the first 45 minutes is mind-boggling.
    Watts is being considered for an Oscar for her performance but the kids, in my opinion, steal every scene they are in.
    The film runs 2 hours and it is a bit sappy at times, perhaps too sentimental so the flick-o-meter gives The Impossible a four out of five.
    The special effects are top notch and the performances are really good but the pacing dragged on. That along with the romantic element and the lack of dialogue made for a long movie.
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