Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Juan Antonio Bayona's Lo imposible a.k.a The Impossible (2012), starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, and Geraldine Chaplin. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on April 23rd.
The Impossible is nominated for Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Naomi Watts).
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in this Academy Award-nominated disaster drama set in Thailand during the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Henry and Maria (McGregor and Watts) are spending their Christmas holidays relaxing in a Thai resort with their three sons, Lucas (Tom Holland), Thomas (Samuel Joslin) and Simon (Oaklee Pendergast), when the deadly wave crashes through the hotel complex where they are staying. All five members of the family are swept away, and Maria and Lucas manage to stay together and to keep above the water. Once the water settles, the badly-injured mother and son begin a frantic search for the missing members of their family, but it soon becomes apparent that Maria is desperately ill and must be given medical help as quickly as possible.
Audio commentary with director J.A. Bayona, writer Sergio G. Sánchez and producer Belén Atienza and María Belón
Day 1 for me, not that I consider myself a "tough" guy but few films really move me and this is one of them.
And I agree, Naomi Watts is amazing here, but I'll give props to Ewan McGregor also, especially to the phone call scene (trying to keep it spoiler free)
I thought it was fantastic and one of the best of the year. It's my #3 after The Perks of Being a Wallflower (also released by Summit/Lionsgate) and Silver Linings Playbook. I thought it was beautifully done and how it's not up for multiple technical awards is beyond me. It especially should have received nominations for Best Sound and Visual Effects. Watts was terrific but I think young Tom Holland stole the show. Great performance. That kid is going places. Deserved to be a bigger hit. It's a crowd-pleaser.