Written March 06, 2007
Astronaut Farmer—The movie is a story for dreamers and creative individuals. It is an encouraging story for young and mature minds on several levels. It demonstrates victory against the most incredible odds. The characters include a bright teenager who is able to think, articulate, and act with responsibility to achieve what others only believe is only with advanced education. A father who not only believes he is capable of achieving his dream, but realizes he has no option but to press on—to complete his mission, so that his children will be empowered, against all odds, to believe in themselves and their abilities. Moreover, it is a story for adults to know that dreams can come true. It was a motivating and demonstrated that even seemingly insurmountable obstacles can turn out to be only smoke screens; with perseverance and fortitude dreams can be realized.
Written March 20, 2007
This is a wholesome family movie... It has some realistic items pertaining to everyday life, but it is a movie about hopes and dreams...
Everyone must have hope and everyone must have dreams.. Without them what is the point?
Billy Bob Thornton did an excellent job portraying a husband, father and one with a dream he wouldn't let die...
It is about a family pulling together under adversity...
Written March 10, 2007
This is a great family movie and quite entertaining. It's nice to see that Billy Bob Thornton can make movies without lots of profanity also. I really enjoyed it.
Written January 31, 2009
I don't know, maybe it was my pipe dream to be an astronaut. But I just don't know why I spent my hard earned cash to see this movie. 20 mins into the movie I was wanting to walk out. The characters were flat, dry monologue, no real connection with any of the characters. Honestly a waist of film.
Written February 26, 2007
13 yr. old grandson said "awesome" ... grandmother, nodded all the way through. So totally implausible, yet presented in a "you've gotta believe us" light. Beautiful scenery ... cute little girls ... that's about all I can say that is good.