Remember news coverage of the December 26th, 2004 tsunami that struck Southeast Asia and the inconceivable devastation it wrought. Spanish director Juan Antonia Bayona’s “The Impossible” takes the experiences of one British family as a way to represent that tragedy with terrifying realism. More astonishing, the film tells the true story of the Spanish Belon family.
An opening title card asserts, "This really happened. It really did." And records show, with poetic license allowed, it did. But the tone matters most in I Love You Phillip Morris' presentation of these "real" events, and it offers a decidedly bemused attitude.