Here's a good fun blend of family drama
and satire, showing not just a dream, but living it.
Charlie Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) -- a charming oddball with
a dream as big as outer space -- was a former military pilot
and space program dropout, but never abandoned his obsession
to orbit the Earth, which explains the presence of a homemade
rocket on his ranch.
There's a lot of charm and warmth in this
movie, and Billy Bob has never been better.
Billy Bob Thornton gives a great performance
in this surprisingly effective fantasy film -- an implausible
feel-good movie filled with beautiful cinematography, fine acting,
and a compelling script.
It's a motion picture that reminds us all
to hold on to our dreams, no matter how ridiculous they may seem
The Astronaut Farmer is a good old fashion movie in a modern setting,
something like Gary Cooper or Jimmy Stewart might have starred
in in the past.
This is a family-friendly inspirational
motion picture, a real modern-day fairy tale about a space cowboy
who wants to send himself into orbit with a homemade rocket.
This space oddity is a little corny, but
it has the right stuff to dream the impossible dream.