Director Juan Antonio Bayona does a fantastic job in his newest film The Impossible. Not only does he pay respect to the countless victims that lost their lives in the devastating tragedy, he makes artistic choices and liberties only the most seasoned directors can make. Academy Award Nominee Naomi Watts (who's nominated this year for Best Actress) and Ewan McGregor are married in the film with three little boys, and after the tsunami they ultimately get separated. Normally after a huge devastation the second half of the movie tends to lag and get tired, but not here. The real meat of the story is in the aftermath - the trials this family faces and everyone they encounter along the way.
I fully enjoyed this movie way more than I expected to. It was touching, extremely enduring with outstanding performances - there wasn't a dry eye in the theater. Sure, it was little predicable, which brought a little element of cheesiness, but aside from that, I highly recommend seeing this movie. (Make sure to bring a box of Kleenex... you will need it.)