Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts Try to Survive a Distaster in 'The Impossible' Trailer

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Though there's never a good time to caught in the midst of a natural disaster, "while on vacation" strikes as one of the worst. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in 'The Impossible,' a tale of a family separated by a natural disaster, which looks to be competing this award season.

The film is due out in limited release December 21, and will be playing some festivals before then. We've heard good things about the film, which comes from director Juan Anotonio Bayona, who previously helmed 2007's horror film 'The Orphanage.' Here's the synopsis:

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a journey to the core of the human heart.

And here's the trailer:

http://youtu.be/sI6rUOnOGuw

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