I just came back from an advanced screening of this film in Toronto and I really did not know what to expect. I had a free coupon for it and really had no idea what the film was about. Although being skeptical at first I must say that this is an amazing film. It's humorous, it's engaging, and in general a real feel-good movie, with solid performances by everyone including the child-actors. Even though the story may seem outrageous and unrealistic, the emotions evoked are completely genuine and make this film one of the greatest surprises for me this year. I definitely recommend this film for everyone as it demonstrates how dreams define who we are and should never die.
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p YIFY Movie
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
The Astronaut Farmer is a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, and Bruce Dern. A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel...
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The Synopsis for The Astronaut Farmer (2006) 720p
Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel; the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan - it's post-9/11, after all. His wife is angry when she finds out their bank is initiating foreclosure. Charlie fears failure and decides, precipitously, to launch. Are twenty-first century American dreams just a sign of insanity? Are those who believe in dreamers only fools?
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Very uplifting and entertaining!Reviewed byArthurKingoftheBritonsVote: 8/10
This is a story of man with a huge ego. He wants to launch a giant rocket into the air with himself in it so he can....I don't know, brag? He treats his family terrible. Rather than letting this be a family dream, he takes it upon himself to do this alone. He ignores the stress he puts his family through, and pretty much tries to destroy them financially. The government has good reason to stop him, but they are portrayed as people trying to keep the man down. Even when events transpire that prove the government correct, where he could've potentially killed people it's treated like almost nothing.
The moral of this story is that you should put yourself at risk, ignore your family to the extent of ruining them financially and emotionally crippling them, and do things that could potentially kill your neighbors in the pursuit of your 'dreams'.
This movie proves that Hollywood can make great family movies. I just saw an advanced screening of this movie in AZ and must say it was fantastic. The Polish brothers (writers, producers, directors, stars, fathers of stars) and Billy Bob Thornton were in attendance for a Q&A after the film and were quite interesting. They said this movie cost $12 million dollars to make and was done as an independent. The movie shows how a family can come together to accomplish a task and achieve a dream even when the full weight of the Gov. comes against them. No matter which side of the political aisle you are on you will find the timely shots at the government funny. This movie will hit all your emotional buttons. Support the INDEPENDENT film makers! GO SEE THIS MOVIE! By the way the two little girls who star as Billy Bob's kids are the daughters of the Polish bothers.