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The Impossible

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). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2012
Video Release: 23 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

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

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast, Samuel Joslin
Studio: 2012 Summit / Lionsgate
Website: Official site for The Impossible.

Detailed Review

On December 26, 2004 an earthquake in the Indian Ocean spawned a tsunami that struck South Asian coastlines with an incredible wall of water, leaving over 200,000… 
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Why Is The Impossible Rated PG-13?

Violence:
A dirty, churning wave of water engulfs the guests and employees of… 
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Why does Maria want to help a little lost child even if it puts… 
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