Excerpt: Il film, diretto dal giovane spagnolo Juan Antonio Bayona (The orphanage) ha dalla sua una sceneggiatura rigorosa che parte da una storia vera, per mettere in scena una storia familiare di coraggio e fortuna.
Excerpt: Many, many people died in the 2004 tsunami. Without a doubt, there can be value in telling a tale of survival but by proving itself valueless, The Impossible leaves a crass impression, as if a little bit of lightweight uplift and the wiping of a few tears from a cheek can make two hundred thousand deaths somehow palatable.
Excerpt: Luckily, backward corporate policies don’t stop “The Impossible” from being a pretty good movie—and if you can ignore the color of their skin, all the actors turn in outstanding performances. Bayona otherwise avoids scrubbing up the reality of the situation to make his movie prettier, instead sticking to a straight-ahead aesthetic that’s all about the journey.
Excerpt: The Impossible is aptly named in that it portrays an unimaginable natural tragedy. But in its depiction of the humans affected by the tsunami, it shows the opposite – what is possible – when we come together to face the sudden and unknown horrors of life, that at any moment, can come crashing down on us all.