Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts will star in The Impossible, a movie about the 2004 South Asian tsunami. Today, we get our first look at the trailer and, although it was quite moving (and I love me some Ewan), one can’t help but take issue with the fact that a major film about the devastating effects of the tsunami (which affected Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and many other countries in Southeast Asia and Africa) is centered on a family of European tourists. But what are you gonna do? It’s Hollywood! And maybe the film might not be getting all this Oscar buzz otherwise. Anyhoo, racially specific storyline aside, I think the film looks very good. Based on a true story, Ewan plays a husband and father who (along with his two small boys) gets separated from his wife and eldest son. Peep the trailer and try not to cry. I tried. #FAIL
The Impossible hits theatres just in time for awards season, on December 21.