My husband and I saw “The Impossible” last night. The story is really can’t be spoiled — a family of five takes a tropical vacation where they get hit by a tsunami, and the hardships that ensue. I found the characters to be surprisingly easy to relate to, because while I have never been in a natural disaster myself, I have struggled to keep my family together through tough times. I suppose that it wasn’t so much the events that I related to, but that dogged determination to survive no matter what.
I have discovered through my own experiences that sometimes strength isn’t a quality that people possess, but rather just the absence of weakness — the inability to give up.
“The Impossible” is not an action packed thriller, but it is a good portrayal of just how strong people and families can be.