(The Weinstein Company)Long Story Short: There's a falsity to this film that makes it feel very staged, but the script has true moments of greatness and it's fun seeing Streep and Roberts together for the first time.August: Osage County will remind you of: American Beauty, Six Feet Under (TV), Steel Magnolias, Barton Fink, The Family Stone, The SavagesReview: August: Osage County is a stage adaptation and it feels like it. Set in the middle of nowhere and featuring an all-star team of actors...Read Full Story
From left: Paul Rudd, Kristen Stewart, Tom Cruise. (Photos: Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)It's a big weekend at the movies with five new wide releases hitting theaters. But our Box Office Senior Analyst Jeff Bock doesn't expect any of them to unseat The Hobbit as the top movie in the land. "There is nothing in the realm of big budget blockbusters or fantasy films that can compete toe-to-toe with Jackson’s opus. That makes it an easy choice to rule this weekend with around $43 million...Read Full Story
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The makers of The Orphanage, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona, screenwriter Sergio Sanchez, and producer Belen Atienza have teamed up again for The Impossible, the incredible true story of one family's fight to survive and find one another during the horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004. Starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, The Impossible opens December 21st in theaters and they would be smart to start stocking tissues now. The film is a legitimate...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Punishing but wholly fulfilling, The Impossible is less a film than an experience. It will move you.
Do not underestimate the power of The Impossible. Its title may underwhelm, but this is the most emotionally-draining and simultaneously fulfilling film of 2012. Remind yourself to breathe.
Based on the true story of a family vacationing in Thailand when the Indian Ocean Tsunami devastated much of Asia in 2004, The Impossible does not...Read Full Story
Ewan McGregor (born March 31, 1971) is a Scottish actor who is most known for his roles in films like "Trainspotting" and "Moulin Rouge." He has three daughters with Eva Mavrakis. See more about Ewan McGregor here.