The Impossible

Overall A-

A vacationing family is torn apart when the floodwaters of the 2004 Tsunami crash over their Thailand hotel. Facing impossible odds, the father (Ewan McGregor) and two of his sons (Oaklee Pendergast and Samuel Joslin) set out to find his wife (Naomi Watts) and other missing child (Tom Holland).

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

Why is The Impossible rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Impossible PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.

Run Time: 107 minutes

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Why is The Impossible rated PG-13? The Impossible is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.

A dirty, churning wave of water engulfs the guests and employees of a resort. Debris in the water causes serious injuries. Numerous bloody wounds, bruises, gashes and cuts are depicted. A screaming woman clings to a tree in the middle of torrent before being pulled under water. A desperate mother calls for her son. A crying child is found under debris. Dead bodies and large-scale destruction caused by a tsunami are shown. An injured woman is dragged through debris by her rescuers. Injured people are seen along the roadside. A hospital is flooded with patients. Women choke, coughing up blood and refuse from their lungs. A woman grows increasingly sick from her wounds. A man searches through rows and rows of dead bodies lying on an airport tarmac. Bloody or injured characters search for their missing loved ones. Children are rounded up and shipped away in trucks. Other scenes of death and devastation are portrayed.

Sexual Content: A woman’s breast and nipple are exposed as she changes clothes. Later her breast is exposed when her shirt is torn off during her struggle in the water and when her clothes are cut off in the hospital. Some buttock nudity is briefly seen.

Language: The script contains only a handful of mild profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Social drinking is shown with dinner.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Scenes of Natural Disaster, Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Nudity,Not recommended for Young Children.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "The Impossible"

Cast and Crew

The Impossible is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast, Samuel Joslin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Impossible movie is April 23, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Impossible

Release date: 23 April 2013

The Impossible releases to home video (Blu-ray-DVD Combo Pack) with the following extras:

-Audio commentary with director J.A. Bayona, writer Sergio G. Sánchez and producer Belén Atienza and María Belón

- Two featurettes

- Deleted scenes

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