Following the devastating wave that rips apart their resort, the two parents are separated and spend the rest of the film trying to reunite the family. This tendency towards biographical depictions is not because Watts physically resembles any of these people, nor because she possesses some Meryl-Streepian gifts of mimicry, but more likely because she has an element of blankness about her. In biopics, it makes sense to cast a big name: the aura we attach to well-known historical figures is similar to that which we give to movie stars, so the charisma of the latter transfers readily onto the former. In The Impossible , Maria certainly surmounts a lot of physical challenges, but they have to remain within the bounds of plausibility.
On Dec. Its effects were felt from Alaska to South Africa. The resulting tsunami ripped through Asia. Official estimates put the death toll at roughly , people, most of them children.
Based upon the true story of a family that was vacationing in Thailand for Christmas When the island was struck by a gigantic tsunami, they struggled to survive and hope to find each other in the aftermath. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. A fully nude man walks along the side of a road and we see flesh tones with no detail from the front and his bare buttocks, back and legs from the back.