The Impossible | ★★★★★★

I think that this image captures the heart of, and what I loved about, this movie. The love between a son and his mom transcended everything else in "The Impossible". I loved the touching way that twelve year old Lucas loved his mom and did everything he could do for her after she was wounded in the horrific events of a tsunami that hit southeast Asia.

That said, I did not really love this movie. For sure the frightening ten minutes of tsunami terror was amazing and troubling all at once. The survival scenes were touching and scary. Yet there was an emptiness that came because of a focus on a few people when so many thousands were devastated. In truth, I think that this story would have been a great segment for 60 Minutes. The story was worth telling but I am not sure that it needed over two hours of screen time. I thought that it was just okay and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★.

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  1. Sorry you didn't love it. We really did love it and I bought it so I can let my dad see it when I'm in Florida next week.

    1. Thanks for weighing in Debbie! Have a great rip to Florida!


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